CLEANPOWER 2021 Post-Show Report

After over a year apart, the United States’ clean energy industry reunited at CLEANPOWER 2021, ACP’s first in-person multi-technology, utility scale, renewable energy conference & exhibition.  

Uniting the Industry in Salt Lake City

The impact of CLEANPOWER 2021 will be felt across the industry for years to come, as business deals brought into motion at the event make their way into real-world action.

 Continue reading to learn more about the reach and scale of this year’s event.

The ACP team extends a huge thank you to all attendees, exhibitors and sponsors for helping make this inaugural event a success despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.


The numbers

attendees; 48% of which were first-timers


sponsoring companies

CLEANPOWER unites the entire clean energy industry

Generation Sources of Attending Companies

  • 28% onshore wind
  • 19% utility-scale solar
  • 19% energy storage
  • 15% offshore wind
  • 12% transmission
  • 5% behind the meter
  • 3% other

Top 5 Types of Companies in Attendance

  • 15% developer, owner / operator, or utility operator
  • 13% supply chain / manufacturing
  • 12.5% consulting firms
  • 10.5% operations and maintenance
  • 8.5% OEM

Top Areas of Interest

  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Construction
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Project Development & Planning
  • Consulting

Attendee Breakdown

48% of attendees were first-time

72% of attendees are involved in purchasing decisions within their organization

Top Attending States

  • Texas
  • California
  • Illinois
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • New York
Top Attending Countries

  • US
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Mexico


15 hours of main stage programming

An average of 200 attendees during main stage programming

4 hours of pre-con seminar programming

62 on-demand presentations + 30 digital posters


CLEANPOWER hosted 90 sustainability tour attendees. Thank you to all who participated!

Sustainability achievements:

  • 26.64 MTCO2e of carbon prevented from being emitted by diverting waste from the landfill to recycling and composting.
  • 40% of all food and beverages served were sourced locally
  • 376 attendees opted to offset carbon emissions


What they're saying

Stephen Handy

Utah House of Representatives

I loved the energy (pun intended) and the enthusiasm from all participants and attendees. The innovation and creativity was palpable and the commitments to the transitions to new energy will propel this forward a lot faster than government mandates.

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Craig Cornelius

ACP Board Chair & Chief Executive Officer – Clearway Energy Group

At Clearway, we are building a world powered by clean energy – and we need all kinds of partners to do it. Attending CLEANPOWER provides us with a targeted opportunity to make the connections and business deals we need to help us achieve our mission. The ACP team did great work in bringing our industry together at the first in-person CLEANPOWER, and I look forward to attending the 2022 event in San Antonio, May 16-18.


Oneida McMann

UKA North America LLC

As a first time attendee, I found this conference to be invaluable in the content provided by the speakers and networking opportunities. I look forward to future events!

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John McKay

Independent Wind Solutions

There is not an organization in the world that does what ACP does for the renewable energy industry.

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We hope to see you at CLEANPOWER 2022 in San Antonio, TX for an even bigger and better show.