Energy Storage Policy Discussions for an Accelerating Industry

Next month, the energy storage industry is returning to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for the 4th Annual Energy Storage Policy Forum.

There’s plenty to discuss. Just last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took action regarding the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing, opening the door to more analysis on ensuring resilience of the bulk power system. In New York, Governor Cuomo set an ambitious goal for New York to meet a 1500 MW energy storage target by 2025. And last fall, after the release of 35x25: A Vision for Energy Storage, the industry has a clear and actionable path to 35GW of new energy storage by 2025. This forum is the premiere event for key conversations on next steps in public policy that will shape the U.S. market for energy storage for years to come.

This year we are honored to welcome two keynote speakers, Robert Powelson, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Alicia Barton, President & CEO, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority. Respectively, they will address resilience and the U.S. energy future and kickstarting New York’s energy storage market.

Additionally, attendees will participate in discussion on:

  • Creating a new normal with storage
  • Putting storage in state policy plans
  • Analyzing the new agenda in electricity markets
  • Incorporating storage in the future of wholesale markets
  • Discovering different paths to storage progress
  • Examining resources and next questions for energy storage

The complete agenda is a great extension of last year’s forum, where we had several breakout sessions ranging from RTO/ISO market changes to putting storage on Congress’s agenda.

Each year we convene policymakers and stakeholders across the power sector to network and share their perspectives on the latest federal and state policy developments, industry priorities, and changes in markets. We look forward to assisting industry members to come away with an actionable roadmap to expand the market for energy storage systems,” Jason Burwen, Vice President of Policy, Energy Storage Association.

If you’re planning to attend, be sure to register now and save time while you’re on-site. You can also visit the website for a current list of speakers and additional program updates. Be sure to view the agenda before making your travel plans!