Energy Storage North America (ESNA), an influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, announced that the 2014 Conference and Expo will offer the most comprehensive program ever put together on the topic. ESNA 2014 takes place September 30th to October 2nd, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.
More than 90 expert speakers from around the world will provide industry insight and perspective in 40-plus keynote and panel sessions across three storage-focused conference tracks: Customer-Sited, Transportation, and Utility-Scale. These concurrent tracks will offer attendees a deep dive into market structures, the policies and technologies powering them, and the opportunities to integrate storage projects of all sizes on the grid.
"This year's ESNA program is a reflection of the unprecedented growth and commercial opportunities in the North American market," said Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting and Co-founder of the California Energy Storage Alliance. "More states are implementing storage targets, renewable energy resources are being deployed in record numbers, and investments are increasing. We're looking forward to in-depth discussions about real-world solutions, product and partnership announcements, and much more."
In addition to the conference program, ESNA 2014 will feature eight optional workshops, as well as a choice of four half-day site tours of local energy storage installations that showcase technical innovation and commercial success.
ESNA Innovation Award and Champion Award winners for 2014 will also be announced at the conference on October 1st. Innovation Awards are given for excellence in installed energy storage projects across the three conference track categories: Customer-Sited, Transportation, and Utility-Scale. The ESNA Champion Award, new for 2014, will honor an individual who has shown leadership and dedication in the advancement of energy storage in North America.