February 12, 2020

CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Virginia Legislation’s 3.1 GW Storage Target

“ESA commends the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate for recognizing the role storage plays in improving grid reliability, decarbonizing the economy, and creating economic opportunities,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the U.S. Energy Storage Association. “Energy storage is essential for the continued expansion of clean energy technologies and enabling power system resiliency. The 3,100 MW energy storage target by 2035 in this legislation sends the necessary long-term policy signal for storage companies to invest in the Commonwealth. Voting to pass the Virginia Clean Energy Economy Act is an important step in developing the local storage industry, securing Virginia’s place as a leader in energy storage policy. We look forward to seeing this legislation become law.”

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