March 23, 2021

More than 150 Groups Urge Congress to Add Energy Storage Tax Credit to Infrastructure Bill

Environmental Defense Fund, NRDC, Solar Energy Industries Association, American Clean Power Association join effort

More than 50 small businesses across country make ask for ITC

WASHINGTON—More than 150 organizations today sent a letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders requesting they include bipartisan legislation that would make standalone storage projects eligible for the investment tax credit (ITC) in the upcoming infrastructure bill. The letter, spearheaded by the U.S. Energy Storage Association, was signed by a diverse group of industry trade organizations, environmental advocacy groups, and small businesses across the United States. 

The tax credit “is a common-sense policy that would spur greater investment and create new jobs in the energy storage industry while extending the benefits of storage deployment among a wider diversity of technologies and industries,” wrote the groups. “Those deployments in turn will accelerate the transition to clean energy, improve power system resilience, and position U.S. companies as leaders in globally competitive energy storage markets—exactly the reasons why the House of Representatives passed it last year as part of the Moving Forward Act.”

Large environmental organizations that joined include the Environmental Defense Fund, National Resources Defense Council, League of Conservation Voters, Union of Concerned Scientists, League of Conservation Voters and National Wildlife Federation. 

Major clean energy organizations signing the letter include the American Clean Power Association, Solar Energy Industries Association, American Council on Renewable Energy, National Hydropower Association, and Advanced Energy Economy.

Earlier this month, Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) introduced the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act (S. 627 / H.R. 1684) to remove limits on applying the tax credit to storage technologies only when integrated with ITC-eligible solar projects. 

Added the groups: “As the Biden Administration and Congress consider legislation to confront the climate crisis in economic recovery, we encourage you to support U.S. companies’ investment and jobs in making America’s power system more resilient, sustainable and affordable with energy storage. ITC eligibility for energy storage is among the nearest-term opportunities to advance clean energy in this Congress, and we encourage you to make passage a priority this year.”

Read the letters and full listing of groups that signed it below. 

Letter to House Leadership

Letter to Senate Leadership

Signatories

Industry Associations

  • U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA)
  • Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)
  • American Clean Power Association (ACP)
  • American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
  • California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)
  • Clean Grid Alliance (CGA)
  • Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA)
  • National Hydropower Association (NHA)
  • New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST)
  • Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA)
  • Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Public Interest Organizations

  • Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES)
  • ClearPath Action
  • Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC)
  • League of Conservation Voters (LCV)
  • National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
  • National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Sierra Club
  • Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) 

Industry Members

  • ABHS
  • Able Grid Energy Solutions
  • Accelergen Energy
  • Agilitas Energy
  • Altesca 
  • Alton Energy
  • Ameresco
  • American Battery Technology Company
  • American Fire Technologies
  • Antora Energy
  • Arevon Enegy
  • Ascend Analytics
  • Autumn Lane Energy Consulting
  • Aypa Power
  • Aztec Solar
  • BayWa r.e. Solar Projects
  • Black & Veatch
  • BlueWave Solar
  • Blymyer Engineers 
  • Borrego Energy
  • BrightNight Energy
  • Capital Dynamics
  • Citizens Energy Corporation
  • Clean Energy Associates
  • Coffman Engineersorporated
  • Convergent Energy + Power
  • Convert Solar
  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners 
  • Creative Energies
  • CS Energy
  • Delorean Power
  • Design Build Labs
  • Dimension Renewable Energy
  • DNV
  • East Point Energy
  • Echogen Power Systems
  • Ecoplexus
  • EDP Renewables
  • Electro Plastics / STEP Warmfloor
  • Encore Renewable Energy
  • Enel North America
  • Energy Intelligence Partners
  • Energy Safety Response Group
  • Energy Toolbase
  • EnergyDome
  • EnerSmart Storage
  • ENGIE North America
  • Eos
  • esVolta
  • Exchanger Industries Limited
  • Fast Grid
  • FlexGen
  • Fluence Energy
  • Form Energy
  • Geenex Solar
  • GEG Renewables
  • Green Development
  • Halmar International
  • Hecate Energy
  • Hexagon Energy
  • HGP Storage
  • Highview Power
  • Hogan Renewables Technology
  • Hydrostor
  • Hyosung Corporation
  • Independence Solar
  • Innovation Core SEI
  • Intelligent Generation
  • Kearsarge Energy
  • Key Capture Energy
  • Leyline Renewable Capital
  • LG Energy Solution Michigan
  • Lightsource bp
  • Longitude 122 West
  • Malta, Inc.
  • Mayfield Renewables
  • McCarthy Building Companies
  • Mitsubishi Power Americas
  • Momentum Energy Storage Partners
  • Mortenson
  • MPI Solar
  • New England Battery Storage
  • Newport Solar
  • Nexceris
  • Nostromo
  • Nuvation Energy
  • Onyx
  • Open Road Renewables
  • Peak Power
  • Peninsula Clean Energy
  • Performance Services
  • Pine Gate Renewables
  • PLEXUS Solutions
  • Plus Power
  • PowerOptions
  • PPL Corporation
  • Quidnet Energy
  • Recurrent Energy
  • Redeux Energy
  • Reimagine Power
  • Richard Morin
  • RWE
  • Rye Development 
  • Saft America
  • Samsung SDI
  • San Jose Clean Energy
  • Saturn Power
  • Savion
  • Seminole Financial Services
  • SHINE Partners
  • SINEXCEL
  • SMA America
  • Solar Design Studio
  • Solar Source
  • Solarponics, Inc.
  • Solberg MFG
  • Solect Energy
  • Sound Grid Partners
  • Southern Current
  • Standard Solar
  • Stem
  • StorEn Technologies 
  • Strata Solar
  • Sumitomo Electric USA
  • Sungrow Americas 
  • Sunnova
  • Supercritical Storage
  • Swinerton Renewable Energy
  • Team NEO
  • TerraVerde Energy 
  • The AES Corporation
  • The Stella Group
  • Viking Cold Solutions
  • VRB Energy
  • Wärtsilä Energy
  • WEG Electric Corp
  • Wellhead Electric
  • Xnergy USA
  • Zahren Financial Company
  • Zero-point Development

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About The U.S. 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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