April 7, 2021

ESA Hosts Virtual Energy Storage Conference & Expo

Keynote Speakers at #ESACon21 Include Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation; Karen Wayland, CEO, GridWise Alliance; Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2021 – The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the American energy storage industry, will host its Virtual Energy Storage Annual Conference & Expo (Virtual #ESACon21) on April 21-22, 2021. As the first event in ESA’s two-part Annual Conference and Expo series, Virtual #ESACon21 aims to bring the stakeholders of the energy storage industry together to accelerate markets, connect its members, and educate stakeholders about the power of energy storage. Later this year #ESACon21 will convene in-person December 1-3 in Phoenix, Arizona to develop meaningful business relationships to drive investment, sales and strategic partnerships to accelerate the energy storage market.

The Virtual #ESACon21 is complimentary to attend.

This year’s conference  focuses on “The Storage Decade.” With U.S. public policy increasingly focused on decarbonizing the economy, and with new energy storage being installed at record rates, including the first gigawatt installation year on record, our industry members have never had more opportunities on the horizon. This two-day virtual event is a must attend for anyone looking to expand their business, invest in, or develop partnerships in the energy storage industry.

Virtual #ESACon21 offers live and on-demand education sessions, including keynote discussions and featured sessions with prominent industry leaders and thought leader breakout discussions on topics that are critical to driving the industry forward. Attendees also have opportunities to network and meet key players in the energy storage industry.

Featured keynotes and speakers for the event include:

  • Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation
  • Karen Wayland, CEO, GridWise Alliance
  • Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy
  • Judith Judson, Vice President, Head of U.S. Strategy, National Grid
  • Arthur “Bud” Vos, President and CEO, Enbala
  • Thom Byrne, CEO & Co-Founder, CleanCapital
  • Menka Sethi, Chief Operating Officer, American Battery Technology Company 
  • Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
  • Dr. Laura Nelson, Executive Director, Green Hydrogen Coalition 
  • Danny Lu, Senior Vice President, Powin

“With the energy storage industry passing a major inflection point, Virtual #ESACon21 is a great opportunity for stakeholders to come together and examine the exciting developments that the next few years will bring to our industry,” said Jason Burwen, Interim CEO of ESA. “Energy storage is crucial to creating the next generation electrical grid that is resilient, decarbonized and affordable, and this event is the ideal venue for those individuals and organizations that want to be a part of this transformation.”

“Energy storage technology is a critical component of electrifying our lives, which is the key to decarbonizing the global economy,” said Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation. “I look forward to speaking with the leaders in the storage industry at Virtual #ESACon21 about how their technology can make a meaningful impact in the energy transition.”

“As policymakers and business leaders discuss how best to transform the electricity grid to meet the rapidly changing needs of America’s economy, the energy storage industry will be more important than ever for ensuring reliable and cost-effective electricity for all,” said Karen Wayland, CEO of the GridWise Alliance. “Virtual #ESACon21 is the perfect venue to continue the ongoing conversations about how best to bring about change in the clean energy space.”

“With our national leaders taking decisive action to usher in a 21st century renewable energy economy, I can think of no better time to discuss the role energy storage will play going forward,” said Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy.

 Additional event details include:

When:April 21-22, 2021
Attendees:Storage industry stakeholders State and federal regulators
Utility decision makers
Power sector stakeholders

To register or learn more about Virtual Energy Storage Conference & Expo, please visit: https://esacon.energystorage.org. For press registration, please email: news@energystorage.org.

About Energy Storage Association

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 deploying energy storage systems around the globe. More information is available at: www.energystorage.org.

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