ESA News

  • #ESACon19 -- Mountain Pointe, AZ Robotics Team Shows Off Championship Robot at Conference

    Mountain Pointe High School, Ariz., students will show off their robotics skills today in front of technology specialists from some of the nation’s largest energy companies at the Energy Storage Association’s Annual Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. 

  • Sen. Martin Heinrich and Energy Storage Industry Leader Invenergy Honored at Industry’s Annual Conference

    Award Recipients Highlighted for Exceptional Achievements in Advancing Energy Storage


    PHOENIX, Ariz., April 16, 2019 – The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, today announced that it will honor U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and global powerhouse Invenergy during this year’s Annual Energy Storage Conference and Expo for their respective contributions and leadership in advancing the energy storage industry.

  • #ESACon19 -- GE Renewable Energy & Stanton Energy Reliability Center implement Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine System with LA Basin Project

    GE has reached agreement with Stanton Energy Reliability Center , LLC (SERC) to integrate Battery Energy Storage systems with two LM6000 Gas Turbines The project is currently under construction in the Los Angeles Basin and will support energy generation for local reliability in the West Subarea GE will provide the hybridization solution (EGT) for two Gas Turbines.

  • #ESACon19 -- GE Renewable Energy to Implement DC-Coupled Solar and Battery Energy Storage Hybrid System in Upstate New York

    • GE has reached an agreement with Helios Energy to integrate two energy storage and solar systems together

    • The hybrid system will be installed in upstate New York at the end of 2019 and is expected to reach commercial operation in the second quarter of 2020

    • The innovative DC-coupled solution improves solar yield and overall efficiency of the system while enabling dispatchable renewable energy into the grid

  • #ESACon19 -- Wärtsilä announces Engine+ Hybrid Energy solution in support of storage and renewable energy adoption

    Technology group Wärtsilä launches Engine+ Hybrid Energy, the company’s newest solution for power producers across the globe, helping them to reach their ambitious renewable energy goals. The solution pairs engines with energy storage to form a fully integrated, automated system, and provides a reliable and environmentally sound power generation solution with improved efficiency for the operators and power producers of islanded grids. Wärtsilä Engine+ Hybrid Energy is a concrete example of the company's energy system integrator capability.

  • Trane® Thermal Battery™ Cooling System Info for #ESACon19

    Trane is now offering building owners superior full-service energy management solutions that include the Thermal Battery™ system--- thermal energy storage for a renewable future.

  • CEO Statement on Bipartisan Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act of 2019

    “Passage of today’s bill introduced by Senators Heinrich and Gardner would be immediately impactful to the storage industry,” said Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman. “Including standalone energy storage in the current investment tax credit construct will optimize deployment for all clean energy technologies and trigger long-term investment signals for the storage industry. Energy storage already supports tens of thousands of jobs in this country, with battery energy storage employment growing at a faster rate than any other energy sector job field. Equitable access to the ITC will help boost energy storage investment and create even more economic opportunity.”

  • Energy Storage Association Welcomes Keynote Speakers for the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

    PHOENIX, Ariz., April 10, 2019 – From NantEnergy to Arizona Public Service to NEC Energy Solutions, the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the leading national voice for the storage industry, is excited to welcome a host of distinguished keynote speakers for their Annual Conference & Expo on April 16 - 18 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

  • CEO Statement on ITC Legislation Introduced by Congressman Doyle

    “We commend Congressman Doyle for his leadership in the introduction of today’s legislation, which if enacted, would immediately boost investment in the energy storage industry and create even more economic opportunity,” said Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman.  “It is a simple and impactful clarification of the current investment tax credit that would ensure equitable access for standalone storage and send long-term investment signals to an industry that supports tens of thousands of jobs nationwide. We thank Congressman Doyle for addressing this critical issue for the resiliency, efficiency, sustainability and affordability of our electric system.”

  • storagePLUS Network: Storage PLUS Natural Gas Turbines

    In the second of ESA’s storagePLUS Network webinars, we heard from General Electric’s Kurt Waldner regarding innovative coupling of energy storage and natural gas system. Our speaker addressed how energy storage can complement gas generation and use in innovative thermal hybrid systems to extend the life of existing assets, mitigate emissions, reduce fuel usage, and provide additional grid services beyond a typical gas generator. Waldner will discuss projects that have successfully done so, why they chose storage+gas, and what the future can hold for couplings of these two energy technologies.