ESA News

  • Energy Storage Association Names Kelly Speakes-Backman Chief Executive Officer

    Regulatory and Industry Veteran to Enable Step-Change Growth

  • NY Legislature Passes Historic Legislation to Advance Energy Storage

    Bipartisan S. 5190 Would Set Energy Storage Procurement Targets, Awaits Governor’s Signature

  • US Energy Storage Market Experiences Largest Quarter Ever

    BOSTON Mass. and WASHINGTON D.C. (June 6, 2017) The first quarter of 2017 was the biggest quarter in history for the U.S. energy storage market. According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, 234 megawatt-hours of energy storage were deployed in the first quarter, which represents more than fiftyfold growth year-over-year.

  • A Vision for Energy Storage in 2025

    In two weeks, get ready for a new vision for the energy storage industry. After an exclusive preview at last month’s ESA Annual Conference & Expo, we will be releasing the new ESA Vision 2025 on Tuesday, May 30. 

  • ESA Welcomes New Members and Officers to its Board of Directors

    Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2017) – The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, announced today the results of its Board elections. Each year, ESA holds open elections among its members, and the resulting Board of Directors also holds elections to select executive committee officers. “We are excited that so many ESA members participated in this year’s elections,” said Matt Roberts, ESA’s Executive Director. “The elections themselves were very close, and our members have chosen an excellent slate of Directors which will fuel continued growth for the organization and the US energy storage industry.”

  • Energy Storage to Play a Key Role in the Biggest Project Funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Fund 2016

    EASE is pleased to announce that the project “TSO 2020: Electric “Transmission and Storage Options” along TEN E and TEN T corridors for 2020” has been selected for funding through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding instrument. 

  • FERC Steps Up Efforts to Support Integration of Energy Storage Technologies Into Wholesale Power Markets

    As momentum builds for wide-scale development and deployment of electric energy storage technologies, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been taking a fresh look at how it can facilitate the integration of energy storage resources into wholesale electric markets. Advancements in energy storage technology and the ability of these resources to improve grid reliability and efficiency have been the primary drivers of FERC’s initiatives. 

  • Advanced Energy Storage Caucus Launched in Congress to Bipartisan Support

    Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2017) – U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-NY) and Mark Takano (D-CA) launched the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus in Congress last week, joined by executives from leading utilities, developers, and manufacturers of storage technologies. The focus of the Caucus is to educate Members of Congress regarding the benefits of storage to the U.S. electric system and investigate ways to accelerate job growth and investment in U.S. advanced energy storage industries. Cost-effective, safe energy storage systems are creating a more resilient and efficient electric grid today, with thousands of systems already in operation throughout the United States. In recognition of the critical role energy storage plays in making the U.S. electric system reliable, affordable, and sustainable, the Caucus will periodically brief Members of Congress on how energy storage is reshaping the way electricity is generated, distributed, and consumed, and how policy can remove impediments to greater use of battery storage.

  • CPUC Commissioner Carla Peterman and Energy Storage Leader LG Chem Honored at Industry‚Äôs Annual Conference and Expo in Denver

    Washington, D.C. (April 25, 2017) – During the Energy Storage Association’s 27th Annual Conference and Expo - held in Denver, CO April 18-20 – California Public Utilities Commissioner Carla Peterman and global manufacturer LG Chem were honored by the industry for their contributions and leadership in advancing the energy storage industry. 

  • ESA's Annual Conference: Record Attendance, Call for 35 GW by 2025

    The Energy Storage Association's 27th Annual Conference and Expo was a sweeping success - with record-setting attendance, the biggest expo dedicated to energy storage, and more companies, utilities, decision makers, and industry experts than ever before.