Clean Energy

Innovation Hub

VERTical Innovation Cluster

Accelerating the Transition to Carbon-Free Energy Systems Through Collaboration, Innovation & Education

VERTical is a vast coalition working together to spur the development of U.S.-based energy suppliers and supply chains to accelerate the deployment of advanced nuclear and other next-generation carbon-free energy technologies for a sustainable future.

Led by Port of Benton, VERTical is based in the Pacific Northwest, the most robust clean energy region in the U.S., with experienced developers, operators and workers alongside researchers and trailblazers.

Our collective efforts contribute to decarbonization goals and energy efficiency, equity and resiliency for communities everywhere.  



Over 7,000 Workers at More than 100 Businesses

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