CEO Statement on Passing of Jim Rogers

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman issued the following statement on the passing of Jim Rogers, former Duke Energy chairman, president and CEO, and ESA Board member from 2015 to 2016.

“We are saddened by the news of Jim Rogers’ passing this week. Jim was a visionary leader for the energy storage industry, the clean energy industry and for the electric power industry as a whole. As a member of the Board of Directors at ESA, he guided our industry toward what he saw in 2014 as ‘explosive growth ahead.’ It is rare to see such a collaborative and visionary leader in our midst, and his presence will be missed sorely by many. His legacy of transforming the entire electric sector is underway today, and we are grateful for his insights and vision.

"On behalf of the Energy Storage Association, I offer our deepest condolences to Jim’s family, to his former colleagues and to all whose lives he touched.”