December 19, 2019

CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Virginia Legislation’s 2.4 GW Storage Target

“The inclusion of an energy storage target in the Virginia Clean Economy Act  will ensure that the Commonwealth is able to reliably and affordably meet its clean energy and environmental goals,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the U.S. Energy Storage Association. “The 2.4 gigawatt energy storage target in the Virginia Clean Economy Act derives from robust analysis in a recent study of energy storage potential costs and benefits, which was conducted by the Virginia Solar and Energy Storage Development Authority. Passing this legislation will send the necessary long-term policy signal for energy storage companies to invest in the Commonwealth and develop a local storage industry, securing Virginia’s place as a leader in energy storage policy.”

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