Storage Industry Commits to Security, Safety, and Corporate Responsibility

The U.S. energy storage market nearly doubled in 2018 and is expected to double again in 2019. With this rapid expansion, the industry is committing to responsible manufacturing, deployment and operation of energy storage systems. This includes security and safety for all technologies.

Last month, we were joined by 30 energy companies in the storage industry that pledged to make safety a priority for potential operational hazard prevention, end-of-life recycling and responsible supply-chain practices. The signers include Duke Energy, LG Chem Power, GE and Panasonic, among others.

On April 18, at ESA’s Annual Energy Storage Conference & Expo in Phoenix, we formally launched the Energy Storage Industry Corporate Responsibility Initiative to prioritize the importance of the well-being and safety of employees and the public. The task force will identify areas where existing efforts have been, and where changes within energy storage and in related industries can be made.  

The participating signatories will to build out a work plan for the coming months and establish short- and long-term goals to identify best practice in these three areas. These recommendations will encourage the energy storage industry to develop project plans, secure financing and ensure the public is confident with these responsible actions. The initiative will also promote and inform policy leaders about safety, security and other facets of the industry.

Here is a list of the companies that signed the pledge:

Amber Kinetics GE Energy Storage
Ameresco Highview Power Storage
Ascend Analytics Hyosung
Borrego Solar Ingersoll Rand
Clearway Invenergy
CSA Group

LG Cem Power, Inc.

Duke Energy Li-Ion Tamer
Dimension Energy LS Energy Solutions
Dynapower NEC
Enel Green Power NEXTracker
Engie Panasonic
EsVolta Renewance
Eversource STEM
EVgo Swinerton
Fluence UL