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Webinar: Energy Storage, Trade and China

Deployments of grid-connected energy storage systems (ESS) in the U.S. have expanded dramatically over the past several years, and even accounting for market disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, remain poised to continue their upward trajectory.   Most of the current and projected ESS facilities use Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries imported from China.

In September 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed tariffs on Li-ion batteries imported from China and used in stationary ESS, and earlier this month the President signed an Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System that contemplated a ban on power grid equipment from foreign adversaries that pose a national security threat.  These actions, along with others, have injected considerable uncertainty into the ESS market, even as industry copes with the COVID-19 economic downturn.

This webinar will explore the key trade and national security policies that currently impact the ESS market in the U.S. and assess their potential impacts on future deployments.  Register now to gain insights on:

  • How might regulatory developments under the Executive Order impact storage?
  • What might the future hold for tariffs?
  • How do these processes play out in an election year?

In this webinar, experts in the legal and regulatory processes that govern trade and energy storage markets will give their views on these matters:

  • Devin S. Sikes, Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Elizabeth C. Crouse, Partner, K&L Gates
  • Andy Klump, CEO, Clean Energy Associates LLC


May 21, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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