ESNA Conference and Exhibition | November 6-8, 2018 in Pasadena, California

ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards

The ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards are given annually to recognize individuals and organizations who are helping advance the energy storage ecosystem. Each year, we crowdsource nominations to ensure we receive a wide breadth of worthy candidates.


This year, we ask for nominations and votes for the most innovative projects in the following categories:

  • Front of Meter Storage
  • Behind the Meter Storage
  • Mobile Storage
Key evaluation criteria include project innovation, impact on transforming the storage ecosystem, opening new markets, tapping into multiple value streams, overcoming operational challenges, and increasing reliability, efficiency and resilience across the power grid.
Eligible projects must be sited in North America, as well as installed and fully operational on or before August 1, 2018.


ESNA also requests nominations for Champion Awards. These awards are given to individuals who have shown transformational leadership and dedication in advancing energy storage in the following areas:

  • Utility
  • Policy
The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Energy Storage North America Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on November 7, 2018.​


JULY 17: Innovation Award Nominations Begin

AUGUST 17: Innovation Award Nominations Close

SEPTEMBER 5: Award Finalists Announced and Voting Begins

SEPTEMBER 19: Award Finalists Voting Ends

NOVEMBER 7: Innovation and Champion Awards Ceremony