ESA News

  • U.S. Energy Storage Market to Double Two Years Running, Residential Market Quadruples in 2018

    BOSTON Mass. and WASHINGTON D.C. (March 5, 2019) The U.S. energy storage market nearly doubled in 2018 and is expected to double again in 2019. According to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) freshly released U.S. Energy Storage Monitor 2018 Year-in-Review, 777 megawatt-hours of grid-connected energy storage were deployed in the US in 2018, 80 percent more than were deployed in 2017.

  • Sen. Heinrich, FERC Chairman Promote Storage as Vital for Clean Energy Economy

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal and state officials stressed the importance of energy storage in the clean energy economy and the need for a supportive regulatory environment at the Energy Storage Association's annual Policy Forum in Washington, D.C.

  • Fluence Vice President Joins ESA Board of Directors

    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 22, 2019 –The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, announced today that Kiran Kumaraswamy, vice president of market applications at Fluence, is the newest addition to its board of directors. As outlined in ESA’s bylaws, Kumaraswamy was appointed as a director for the remainder of the 2018 – 2019 term by current board chair Craig Horne after a position became available earlier this year.

  • CEO Statement on the Minnesota Energy Storage Bill – Senate File 100

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) applauds the Minnesota Senate for unanimously passing Senate File 100 (SF 100) today. Thanks to the leadership of Senators Osmek, Rosen, Marty, Goggin and Dibble, SF 100 paves the way for the State of Minnesota to build a robust energy storage market, and a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable grid for all. The bill’s inclusion of an energy storage cost-benefit study will enable policymakers to determine the optimal deployment levels and applications of energy storage in the State of Minnesota. Important revisions to rules governing utility planning are also included in SF 100, which strikes a clear path toward leveling the playing field so that storage resources can fairly compete with other types of resources.

  • ESA Welcomes Energy Policy Leaders to the Policy Forum

    ESA Welcomes Energy Policy Leaders to the Policy Forum

    Keynote Speakers at the 5th Annual Meeting Include New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich, FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 7, 2019 – Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association dedicated to energy storage, will host its fifth annual Energy Storage Policy Forum on Feb. 13 at the National Press Club. The 2019 Policy Forum brings together policy leaders and stakeholders from industry and government to discuss the changes in the regulatory and policy environment impacting energy storage deployment in the U.S.

    Keynote speakers include Neil Chatterjee, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and David Kolata, executive director of the Illinois consumer advocacy organization, Citizens Utility Board (CUB). Other speakers include state and federal regulators, industry thought leaders, and regional grid operators.

  • ESA Announces Kate McKeever of Enel Green Power North America Will Join its Board of Directors

    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 29, 2019 –The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, announced today that Kate McKeever is the newest addition to its board of directors. As outlined in ESA’s bylaws, McKeever was appointed as a director for the remainder of the 2018 – 2019 term by the current board chair after a position became available earlier this year.

  • Duke Energy Emerging Technology Center Tests Innovations Before They Come to Market

    At ESA’s STUDIO conference, attendees toured the Duke Energy Emerging Technology testing lab in Mount Holly, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. The facility tests real-time grid simulators, electric vehicles, telecommunications and cybersecurity. This research helps Duke, and its cadre of industry partners, learn how to deploy energy-efficient technologies and make them reliable before they are accessible for customers. Duke welcomes the opportunity to partner with other companies and test technologies before launching to the general public. For example, they demonstrated a Tesla residential battery storage unit powering a home kitchen and all its appliances using smart, connected technology. 

  • CEO Statement on Passing of Jim Rogers

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman issued the following statement on the passing of Jim Rogers, former Duke Energy chairman, president and CEO, and ESA Board member from 2015 to 2016.

  • CEO Statement on Announcement of New York State Energy Storage Target

    New York cements its leadership position with biggest energy storage target in the country

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) commends the New York Public Service Commission for demonstrating a commitment to a more resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable electricity grid through the adoption of an energy storage deployment target of 3,000 MW by 2030. 

  • CEO Statement on Colorado Public Utilities Commission Order on Energy Storage

    Colorado regulators raise the bar for including energy storage in utility planning

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) commends Chairman Ackermann and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for adopting an Order yesterday that codifies the intent of the Colorado General Assembly reflected in last session’s ESA-endorsed Energy Storage Procurement Act (HB 18-1270). The final Commission decision adopts many of the recommendations ESA, along with our allies at CO SEIA, SEIA and the Western Resource Advocates put forward in the associated proceeding.

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