Networking Opportunities at ESNA

ESNA brings together thousands of storage stakeholders to network through one on one meetings, intimate receptions, roundtable discussions, workshops with interactive discussions and an evening of dining and dancing.

Networking opportunities at ESNA 2019 included:

Site Tour ESNA and CGBEC Joint Opening Reception

ESNA and CGBEC Joint Opening Reception

November 5, 2019  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Following the Welcome General Session with featured energy storage-related keynotes from the co-located California-Germany Bilateral Energy Conference (CGBEC), join energy storage colleagues from around the world for a networking and drinks reception overlooking the beautiful San Diego marina.

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Site Tour Global Grid Delegate Lunch

Global Grid Delegate Lunch

November 6, 2019   12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This is a special Invitation Only event for the Global Grid Delegates.

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Site Tour Utility Coffee Reception

Utility Coffee Reception

November 6, 2019  3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Utility and ISO employees are invited to discuss the challenges and opportunities of storage at an exclusive coffee reception. 

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Site Tour ESNA Beach Party

ESNA Beach Party

November 6, 2018   6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate a year of record energy storage installations & procurements on a private beach with live music, games, dinner and drinks at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort in San Diego! Shuttle buses are available and will depart from the Convention Center. 

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Site Tour CESA After-Party

CESA After-Party

November 6, 2019 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

CESA will host the official Energy Storage North America After-Party. Following the ESNA Beach Party, ESNA will provide transportation to the Salt & Whiskey Bar at the Horton Grand Hotel in the popular San Diego Gaslamp District. There, CESA staff, members, and ESNA participants can eat, drink and network til late in a beautiful Victorian setting.  Snacks will be provided by CESA, Cash bar available. 

Location:  311 Island Avenue, San Diego

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Site Tour Women in Energy Storage Lunch

Women in Energy Storage Lunch

November 7, 2019 12:30p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Women in Energy Storage Luncheon will celebrate the vision, tenacity, and leadership of women in the energy storage industry and facilitate a network of influential storage professionals. Women and allies are encouraged to attend.

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Site Tour Public Workshop: CEC to Discuss $40MM in Anticipated Upcoming Energy Storage Research Grant Opportunities

Public Workshop: CEC to Discuss $40MM in Anticipated Upcoming Energy Storage Research Grant Opportunities

November 7, 2019   10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room 7A, Upper Level in Hall B

The California Energy Commission (CEC)  will fund more than $40M in energy storage research through the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program competitive grants in next year for the development and demonstration of energy storage technologies.  The CEC is continuing a strong focus on research in the area of long duration storage and electric vehicle storage to expand alternatives for the state.  This workshop will provide an overview of past research, a summary of California’s needs, and an overview of current and planned energy storage solicitations.  The session will include a panel of current energy storage developers funded by EPIC to discuss how EPIC is helping them to further develop, demonstrate, and commercialize their technologies.  Workshop registration is required here (no cost)
Site Tour Start-Up Speed Networking

Start-Up Speed Networking

November 7, 2019   2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The featured ESNA innovative startups represent hardware and software solutions for grid-connected storage and electric vehicle charging. Startups will participate in an exclusive speed networking event with invited investors.
Learn about our startup program. 
Site Tour Young Professionals in Energy Panel

Young Professionals in Energy Panel

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m in Room 7B

YPE LA is excited to announce a special YPE panel at ESNA 2019, focused on new & innovative applications for energy storage, moderated by Yair Crane, YPE LA Co-Chair.   Registration to our panel includes access to the conference closing reception and networking plus opportunities to connect directly with energy storage companies looking for talented, young professionals to fill their openings.  Register under:
Site Tour Closing Networking Happy Hour

Closing Networking Happy Hour

November 7, 2019   3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a closing reception on the expo floor to celebrate another successful ESNA event.