Phil Symons Energy Storage Award

Dr. Philip Symons career in electrochemistry and bulk energy storage led him to become one of the founding members of the Energy Storage Association (formerly Electricity Storage Association) and Chairperson from 1997 through 2003.  Phil’s leadership and guidance were critical in setting the organization on a path for growth.  Unfortunately, Phil passed away in 2006, but his memory is still celebrated each year with the presentation of the Phil Symons Energy Storage Award to a deserving recipient for contributions to the advancement of electricity storage.

Previous winners include:

2006: Ali Nourai
2007: William Hassenzahl
2008: Jim McDowall
2009: Imre Gyuk and Brad Roberts
2010: John Boyes
2011: Rick Winter
2012: Terry Boston
2013: Janice Lin
2014: Jon Wellinghoff
2015: Judith Judson
2016: Audrey Zibelman

Brad Roberts Outstanding Industry Achievement by a Member Organization Award

This award highlights the accomplishments of a member company or organization in the storage marketplace and recognizes the comprehensive industry commitment and participation.  This award was named to honor Brad Roberts' legacy as a leader of the ESA and a champion for the energy storage industry. In addition to serving as the Executive Director for ESA, Roberts amassed over 35 years of experience in the design and operation of critical power systems, ranging from single phase UPS systems to medium-voltage application, and he held senior management positions in two of the major UPS manufacturers. Mr. Roberts was a Fellow of IEEE and had published over 50 technical papers and journal articles on critical power system design and energy storage technology.

Customized Energy Solutions accepted the Bard Roberts Award in Charlotte, NC during ESA 26th Annual Conference and Expo.

Previous Winners Include:  

2013: S&C Electric Company
2014: AES Energy Storage
2015: Saft America, Inc.
2016: Customized Energy Solutions