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65 Most Innovative Chicago Based Energy Companies & Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Chicago based Energy companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Energy industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Chicago Energy Startups

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Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust

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Clean Energy Trust supports early-stage startups working on solutions for clean energy, decarbonization, and environmental sustainability.

Invenergy

Invenergy

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Invenergy is a global privately-held developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions.

Invenergy

NanoGraf Corporation

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NanoGraf Corporation is a battery development company researched ways to improve battery life and charging time.

Invenergy

EdgeMode

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EdgeMode is an infrastructure management platform.

Invenergy

Eligo Energy

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Eligo Energy helps provide consumers and businesses with low cost energy solutions.

Invenergy

Hyconix

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Hyconix is a provider of technologies used to produce high-volume basic chemicals directly from hydrocarbon feedstocks.

Invenergy

Power Kiosk

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Connecting Buyers And Sellers Of Gas And Electricity

Invenergy

PowerOne Corporation

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PowerOne is a electic power retailer and energy consulting firm providing cost-effective power solutions to residential and business needs.

Invenergy

Delract

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Manufacturing, Commodity Trading and Investments

Invenergy

Trumarx Data Partners, Inc.

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TruMarx Data Partners Inc. enables electronic negotiation and execution of structured, bilateral commodity transactions.

Invenergy

GreenPoint Partners

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GreenPoint Partners delivers energy management and sustainability consulting services for commercial real estate owners.

Invenergy

Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America

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Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America is the largest transporter of natural gas into the high-demand Chicago-area.

Invenergy

Trajectory Energy Partners

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Trajectory Energy Partners brings together communities, organizations, and landowners to develop clean energy projects.

Invenergy

Sigora

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Sigora provides microgrid management solutions making clean, reliable, and fairly-priced energy a reality in frontier markets.

Invenergy

NETenergy

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NETenergy is a thermal energy storage company that is creating a thermal battery designed to offset peak electricity load.

Invenergy

Digital H2O

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Digital H2O develops an online oilfield water management analytics platform to change how energy companies manage scarce water resources.

Invenergy

Power-to-Gas Hungary Ltd.

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Aiming to develop commercially viable and disruptive solutions for utility-scale energy storage, grid balancing, and carbon reuse.

Invenergy

Chicago PACE

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Chicago PACE Financing for the energy-saving, renewable, resilient and sustainable elements of our commercial real estate landscape.

Invenergy

Navigate Power

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Navigate Power provides energy and natural gas brokerage and consulting services.

Invenergy

Exelon Corporation

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Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company that provides services for energy generation businesses in the United States.

Invenergy

Ecostar Collaborative

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EcoStargroup, LLC is focused in the areas of Marine, Industrial and Commercial energy efficiency.

Invenergy

S&C Electric Company

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S&C Electric Company is a leading provider of switching, protection, and control solutions for electric power systems.

Invenergy

Power2Switch

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Power2Switch is an online service enabling users to lower their electric bills by comparing energy suppliers and accessing renewable energy.

Invenergy

Integrys Energy Group

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Integrys Energy Group is a holding company focused on regulated and non-regulated energy delivery in the United States.

Invenergy

Hecate Energy

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Hecate Energy is a developer of solar, wind, and energy storage projects.

Invenergy

BlueStar Energy Solutions

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An independent retail electricity supplier – unaffiliated with any utility – supplying electricity to business and residential customers.

Invenergy

Breinfuel

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Cerebral Beverages

Invenergy

Sargent & Lundy

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Sargent & Lundy is a power generated company that provides technical expertise and integration for global use.

Invenergy

SoCore Energy

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SoCore Energy is involved in solar portfolio development and commercial rooftop installations.

Invenergy

GlobalView Software

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GlobalView Software provides innovative energy and commodity data management solutions.

Invenergy

BrokerX

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BrokerX is a technology company that’s built a cloud-based platform for energy brokers to manage their entire customer lifecycle

Invenergy

Weaver Consultants Group

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Weaver Consultants Group offers civil engineering, waste management, oil & gas, geospatial, environment consultancy & architecture services.

Invenergy

Anchor Bolt Capital

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Anchor Bolt Capital, LP is a global long/short equity hedge fund with a focus in the Industrial and Energy Sectors.

Invenergy

QCoefficient

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QCoefficient is a smart grid engine to integrate HVAC operations in commercial buildings with electric grid operations and markets.

Invenergy

Gridliance

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Gridliance is the nation’s first independent transmission only company focused on working with municipal utilities.

Invenergy

Enovation Partners

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Enovation Partners provides energy, utility and infrastructure clients with the technical, regulatory, strategic and operational experience.

Invenergy

Sunfox Capital

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Sunfox Capital provides is a renewable energy company that offers environmental-protection and energy-conservation solutions.

Invenergy

The Power Company USA, LLC

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The Power Company (TPC) is a professional energy consulting firm.

Invenergy

Hayes Mechanical, LLC.

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Hayes Mechanical. is an engineering company offering power-generation solutions.

Invenergy

Energy Distribution Partners

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Energy Distribution Partners is delivers propane and other energy products to retail, residential and commercial customers.

Invenergy

LocusView Solutions

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LocusView Solutions provides a mobile application platform to the natural gas industry.

Invenergy

NiveauUp

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Energy Storage, eXtreme Fast Charging (XFC) – Ready

Invenergy

Glidepath Power

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Glidepath Power develops solutions for the energy markets.

Invenergy

GE Transportation

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GE Transportation manufactures equipment for railroad, marine, mining, drilling, and energy generation industries.

Invenergy

Veriown Global

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Veriown is bringing internet-connected solar energy to the remotest parts of the planet to electrify the 1.2 billion people around the world

Invenergy

Tower Oil & Technology Co.

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Tower Oil & Technology Co. provides metalwork lubricants and tools for metal forming and cutting.

Invenergy

Verde Solutions

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Verde Solutions is full service, energy efficiency consultant firm that offers knowledge and consulting for a brighter future.

Invenergy

Formsolver

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Simpler energy software for building design professionals

Invenergy

Light Up Africa

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Powering People Beyond Light Poverty.

Invenergy

Influit Energy

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Influit Energy specializes in nanotechnology, materials science, nanofluids, batteries, product development and manufacturing.

Invenergy

Middle River Power

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Middle River Power provides energy management, investment management, asset management, venture capital and private equity services.

Invenergy

Satori Energy

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Satori Energy is a full-service energy consulting firm that helps clients manage their energy expenditures.

Invenergy

Conectiv

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Conectiv Energy is the competitive wholesale energy business of Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Invenergy

Energy CX

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Energy CX is an energy advisory firm that procures the lowest electric and natural gas prices for its customers.

Invenergy

Acciona Energy North America Corporation

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Acciona Energy North America Corporation is a leader in infrastructure and renewable energy from sustainability and innovation.

Invenergy

Energy Results

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Energy Results is a residential energy-based company that helps homeowners evaluate, implement, finance, and track energy-saving upgrades.

Invenergy

Mainstay Energy

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Mainstay Energy is a cleantech development and finance expert focusing on medium-to-industrial-scale energy projects.

Invenergy

IHI Terrasun Solutions

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IHI Terrasun Solutions provides solar plus storage lifecycle services.

Invenergy

REX Electric & Technologies, LLC

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REX Electric & Technologies is a construction company that provides security tools, fire alarm, and energy management services.

Invenergy

Save Wave Energy

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Save Wave Energy is an energy consulting company that provides services dedicated to reducing its users’ energy procurement expenditure.

Invenergy

North Shore Gas

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North Shore Gas offers natural gas and utility services to residents and businesses that help communities better places to live and work.

Invenergy

Integrys Energy Services is now a part of Constellation!

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Integrys Energy Services is an oil & energy company specializing in energy asset management and natural gas aggregation programs.

Invenergy

Clean Urban Energy

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Clean Urban Energy provides scalable energy-optimization solutions to meet corporate sustainability goals.

Invenergy

MZI Group

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MZI Group is a construction firm that specializes in telecom, energy infrastructure, utility projects, plumbing and industrial sectors.

Invenergy

Intelligent Generation

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Intelligent Generation is a visionary software platform that democratizes the energy sector.

Written by Mark Smith

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