ESA News

  • ESA CEO Statement on Massachusetts H. 1747 Advancement

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) applauds the ongoing efforts by the Baker-Polito Administration and the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to meet the clean energy goals of the Commonwealth using energy storage. 

  • ESA CEO Statement on New Jersey Energy Storage Legislation

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) applauds New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) for signing legislation that sets a new goal for increasing energy storage that will deliver significant economic, environmental and societal benefits to the state. Gov. Murphy joins leaders from California, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona who are enacting policies to encourage energy storage today. 

  • Energy Storage Association Elects 2018-19 Board Members

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 14, 2018 –The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, announced today the results of its board and officer elections. Each year, ESA holds open elections among its members, and the resulting Board of Directors also holds elections to select executive committee officers.

  • CEO Statement on U.S. Section 301 Tariffs Announced Yesterday

    “The Energy Storage Association (ESA) anticipates that the inclusion of Chinese battery components in the tariffs, as drafted, will likely represent a negligible impact on the growth of the energy storage market. Nonetheless, ESA is concerned by the battery tariffs announced yesterday because the Administration is creating unnecessary uncertainty for the U.S. energy storage market,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of ESA.

  • Federal Omnibus Increases Support for Energy Storage

    The 2018 federal omnibus spending bill signed into law last week demonstrates a continuing, bipartisan commitment by Congress to sustain public investment in energy technology innovation. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) clean energy innovation investments will receive nearly $1.5 billion more in FY2018 than the prior fiscal year.

  • U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Bruce J. Walker to Keynote the Energy Storage Association's 28th Annual Conference and Expo

    The Assistant Secretary Will Discuss Strategies for Building Resilience into Grid Design. 

  • CEO’s Statement on Massachusetts Governor’s “Clean Peak Standard” Legislation

    “In proposing a clean peak standard, Governor Baker once again demonstrated leadership and innovative thinking on how to make the electric system more resilient and sustainable. Such a program could potentially spur new energy storage deployments that work to ensure clean energy meets the peak demands of the grid. With the announcement of the proposed legislation, the Baker-Polito Administration began an important new conversation in the Commonwealth,” stated Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of ESA. “We look forward to Governor Baker’s keynote address at ESA’s Annual Conference on April 18 - 20 in Boston for more on this and other initiatives where Massachusetts looks to lead on energy storage and clean energy policy.”

  • Governor Charlie Baker to Keynote the Energy Storage Association's 28th Annual Conference and Expo

    BOSTON, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy Storage Association (ESA), the leading national voice for companies that develop and deploy the energy storage technologies we rely on every day, announced that Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts will keynote the Energy Storage Association's 28th Annual Conference and Expo on April 18 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Governor Baker will address the importance of innovation, sustainability and clean energy legislation.

  • U.S. Energy Storage Market Tops the GWh Milestone in 2017, Annual Deployments to Exceed 1,000 MWh in 2018

    BOSTON Mass. and WASHINGTON D.C. (March 6, 2018) The U.S. energy storage market is no longer in its infancy. According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) newly released U.S. Energy Storage Monitor 2017 Year-in-Review, 100 megawatt-hours of grid-connected energy storage were deployed in the fourth quarter of the year, marking 1,080 cumulative megawatt-hours deployed between 2013 and 2017.

  • ESA Applauds the IRS Private Letter Ruling on Residential Storage-plus-Solar

    The IRS’ recent private letter ruling marks a milestone for the residential storage-plus-solar industry. The determination that an energy storage retrofit of a residential solar PV project is eligible for a 30 percent investment tax credit (“ITC”) under Section 25D is a step in the right direction toward a common-sense tax approach to storage. Reducing barriers for taxpayers is an important action this Administration can take to continue growing this industry and to create thousands of new jobs.

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