ESA is pleased to present four (4) awards annual to recognize the leaders in our organization, the leaders in our industry, and the leaders for our mission.
The 2021 awards will be presented at the ESA Annual Conference & Expo, December 1-3, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ. The call for nominees will begin in September 2021.
Brad Roberts Outstanding Industry Achievement by a Member Organization Award
Brad Roberts Outstanding Industry Achievement by a Member Organization Award recognizes the accomplishments of a member company in the storage marketplace and its comprehensive industry commitment and participation. Winners of this award include Invenergy; RES (Renewable Energy Systems); LG Chem; Customized Energy Solutions; Saft America, Inc.; AES Energy Storage; and S&C Electric Company. Click here to view all the past winners.
2020 Brad Roberts Outstanding Industry Achievement by a Member Organization Award Winner: K&L Gates LLP
Phil Symons Energy Storage Award
The Phil Symons award is decided by recommendation of ESA’s Board of Directors. Dr. Philip Symons career in electrochemistry and bulk energy storage led him to become one of the founding members of the Energy Storage Association (formerly Electricity Storage Association) and Chairperson from 1997 through 2003. Phil’s leadership and guidance were critical in setting the organization on a path for growth. Unfortunately, Phil passed away in 2006, but his memory is still celebrated each year with the presentation of the Phil Symons Energy Storage Award to a deserving recipient for contributions to the advancement of electricity storage. Click here to view all the past winners.
2020 Phil Symons Energy Storage Award Winner: Alicia Barton, CEO of FirstLight Power
NEW: Diversity and Inclusion Award
This newly created award honors and recognizes professionals who have achieved excellence in energy storage, and have nurtured and encouraged diversity and inclusion to pave the way for the success of other women, people of color, and/or LGBTQ professionals in the industry.
2020 Diversity & Inclusion Award Winner: Peter Muhoro, Vice President of Strategy & Technology at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
NEW: Breakthrough Woman of the Year Award
This newly created award recognizes an individual woman with less than ten years of industry experience who has made a significant individual contribution to the industry over the past year.
2020 Breakthrough Woman of the Year Award Winner: Linh Tran, Director of Sales – Residential at LG Chem
If you have any questions about these awards of the nomination process, please contact Becca Dietrich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-293-0537.