The electricity system of today and tomorrow relies on energy storage expansion, inclusion and integration.
The U.S. Energy Storage Association (“ESA”) is the national trade association dedicated to energy storage, working toward a more resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable electricity grid—as is uniquely enabled by energy storage. With more than 200 members, ESA represents a diverse group of companies, including independent power producers, electric utilities, energy service companies, financiers, insurers, law firms, installers, manufacturers, component suppliers, and integrators involved in manufacturing, deploying and operating energy storage systems around the globe. Further, our members work with all types of energy storage technologies and chemistries, including lithium-ion, advanced lead-acid, flow batteries, zinc-air, liquid air, compressed air, and pumped hydro among others.
Our organization represents a broad spectrum of energy storage technologies, including mechanical, thermal, electrochemical and pumped hydropower.
Every day we act on behalf of our members and the broader energy storage industry to accelerate markets, connect our members and educate stakeholders.
The U.S. Energy Storage Association is the leading national voice that advocates and advances the energy storage industry to realize its 100 GW by 2030 goal, resulting in a better world through a more resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable electricity grid.
ESA’s mission is to accelerate the widespread use of competitive and reliable energy storage systems in North America. To achieve this mission, ESA will educate stakeholders, advocate for public policies, accelerate market growth, and deliver direct member value.
Our Core Values
ESA is committed to enabling a more resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable electricity grid. Our employees are committed to the mission and vision of ESA; and our organization is committed to our employees’ well-being to realize the mission and vision. ESA and its staff share the values of Passion, Excellence, Integrity, Inclusion and Fairness.
Passion: We are dedicated and enthusiastic in bringing about a better world. We find the fun in being fully engaged in our work and take personal responsibility and pride in providing our members with direct value.
Excellence: We strive to excel in all that we do, by understanding our industry and our members’ needs, embracing results-driven innovation, and engaging in rigorous analysis to support our work.
Integrity: We are professional and honest in our interactions with each other, with our members and all stakeholders. We honor our commitments. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical and performance standards.
Inclusion: We seek to include diversity in all staff, volunteers, stakeholders and audiences, including full participation in programs, policy formulation, and decision-making. Our collective perspectives and expertise are more effective together, and so we seek each other’s input and feedback in the spirit of supporting our mutual and common success.
Fairness: We recognize the rights of all individuals to mutual respect, equitable treatment and non-discrimination in all its forms at all levels.
Our Core Principles
Consistent with its values, ESA and its members believe:
- That energy storage serves as a central catalyst for modernizing and creating a more reliable and resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable grid.
- There should be open and fair competition among all market participants – including third-party suppliers and utilities, on the grid and behind-the-meter, to deploy high-quality, cost-effective energy storage projects that benefit consumers. This requires fair access to data and interconnection for all participants to facilitate an equal playing field for competition.
- The full value provided by energy storage should be recognized in markets and regulatory constructs, and barriers to the integration of energy storage should be removed at the transmission, distribution, and consumer level.