Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to Welcome Attendees to Denver for the Energy Storage Industry’s Premier Conference and Expo

#ESACon17 Comes to Denver, CO April 18-20, with Unparalleled Education and the Industry’s Largest Dedicated Expo 
Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2017) – The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is pleased to announce that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will open our 27th Annual Conference and Expo as a keynote speaker, welcoming more than 2,000 global attendees from across the energy and utility industries to the largest conference and expo dedicated to advancing grid energy storage.
ESA’s 2017 Annual Conference (#ESACon17) exemplifies the precipitous growth of energy storage, and for three days Denver will be the epicenter of the advanced energy industry.  It’s where market and policy leaders will engage with innovative companies and global decision makers to shape the trajectory of energy storage. Last year, our conference was the launch point for the White House Summit on energy storage and held the first ever multi-country reverse trade mission with the US Trade and Development Agency – and our 2017 event has been designed from the ground up to deliver more value to attendees than ever before.
#ESACon17 is the only conference and trade show that directly supports the mission of the energy storage industry, and is recognized as the premiere event for utilities, manufacturers, developers, building owners, dealmakers, and government entities that are engaging in the rapid growth of energy storage. The annual conference has continued to grow more than 60% year over year, and 2017 is already on pace to be another record setting event. 
This year will again deliver the largest exhibition hall in energy storage - connecting companies and customers in more than 90,000 square feet in the Global Energy Storage Expo, and more than 100 exhibitors and event sponsors. 
We are also excited to announce our lineup of confirmed keynote speakers and updated agenda for this year’s conference, including such energy industry leaders as:
  • Welcome Address from Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
  • Ivor Catto, Chief Executive Officer of RES Group
  • Michael O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Development for NextEra Energy Resources
  • Former Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., Founder and Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy
  • Dr. Martin Keller, Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
In total, the conference features more than 35 educational keynote and breakout session, with 125 expert speakers and industry executives in 6 unique educational tracks. In addition, the conference program includes three storage project site tours and 6 interactive workshops to provide real world, hands-on experience to participants. Core topics for this year’s conference include: Technology Advancement and Innovation; Financing the Storage Revolution; Enabling the 21st Century Grid; Policy and Markets for Storage; Storage + X: Combining Value; and Global Storage Markets. 
“Denver is an ideal destination for our 2017 conference – with a robust advanced energy ecosystem throughout Colorado and many innovative energy storage projects already deployed in an all-around world class city,” said Matt Roberts, Executive Director of the Energy Storage Association. “We are thrilled to be hosting the global energy industry this April to take the next steps in driving the transformation of our power sector and laying the foundations for the continued growth of energy storage.”
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About ESA’s 27th Annual Conference & Expo
The Energy Storage Association will take place from April 18-20, 2017 in Denver, CO. For more than two decades, ESA’s Annual Conference has been the driving force in opening markets and business opportunities for energy storage, bringing together leaders from around the world to shape the future of the industry. The event convenes more than 2,000 attendees, 1,000+ companies, and more than 100 exhibitors and sponsors for three days of networking, education, and deal making. More information is available at
About Energy Storage Association
The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the trade association for the energy storage industry and the leading voice for companies that develop and deploy the energy storage technologies we rely on every day. ESA's mission is to promote, develop and commercialize competitive and reliable energy storage systems for use by electricity suppliers and their customers. With more than 180 member organizations, ESA members represent a diverse group of entities, including electric utilities, energy service companies, independent power producers, technology developers deploying advanced batteries, flywheels, compressed air energy storage, thermal storage, pumped hydropower, supercapacitors, and component suppliers, such as power conversion systems.  
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