ESNA 2016 Highlights

The 5th Annual Energy Storage North America was held October 4-6 at the San Diego Convention Center. Mirroring the growth and maturation of the storage industry at large, ESNA grew in its attendee numbers, expo floor space, and the number of organizations represented at its conference and expo. View the press release to learn more about ESNA 2017.

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2016 Program

We curated 3 days of energy storage education - from storage 101 to in-depth discussions on challenges utilities, developers, and financiers face to the most promising new value streams for storage.

Our program included:
150+ speakers
21 panel sessions
6 keynote addresses
8 workshops
5 site tours of storage system

2016 Awards

We ESNA’s 2016 Awards Ceremony and Reception celebrated the works of outstanding energy storage leaders and organizations.

Innovation Award Winners
Centralized Storage: The Village of Minster Energy Storage Project

Distributed Storage: PowerHouse - 20-home energy storage pilot

Mobility: EVgo & UCSD Second-life Energy Storage + Level 3 EV Charging

Champion Award Winners
Utility Champions: Josh Gerber, Manager of Advanced Technology Integration, San Diego Gas & Electric Brad Rockwell, Power Supply Manager, Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative Neetika Sathe, Vice President, PowerStream Inc.

Policiy Champion: President Michael J. Picker, California Public Utilities Commission

More information on the award winners can be found here

2016 Attendees

ESNA grew in its attendee numbers, expo floor space, and the number of organizations represented at the conference and expo.

1,900 Total attendees
1,004 Organizations
102 Exhibitors
25 Countries
44 U.S. States
120 utility attendees
30+ Utilities

2016 Networking

We hosted several networking events to bring together a variety of stakeholders and encourage open conversation, collaboration, and deal-making.

3 networking happy hours
Utility-exclusive networking event
Women in energy storage breakfast
Global storage reception
“The utility procurement workshop was fascinating and one of the best conference workshops I've seen in the last handful of years.”
- Mark Frigo, VP, Head of Energy Storage, N. America, E.ON
“I really enjoyed the entire conference. I thought the workshop that I attended was great. The lineup of speakers was very impressive.”
- Project Control Manager, Sempra Energy