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Press Release

Nominations Open for Energy Storage North America Innovation Awards

ESNA 2016 to recognize the most impactful energy storage projects in North America

San Diego, Calif. – June 16, 2016 – Energy Storage North America (ESNA) today issued a call for nominations for the 2016 ESNA Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards are presented annually for excellence and impact in energy storage. This year, ESNA will recognize projects that demonstrate a positive impact on the ecosystem for energy storage; opening up new markets, tapping into multiple value streams or pushing boundaries with new partnerships, financing models or technology solutions.
To be eligible for an award, a project must be a stationary or transportable grid energy storage system in North America that is installed and fully operational on or before August 1, 2016. Nominations will be accepted in three categories: utility-scale, customer-sited (C&I or residential) and mobility (EVs and enabling infrastructure). Winners will be recognized in an Awards Ceremony that will take place at the San Diego Convention Center on October 5.
Nominations are also open for the 2016 ESNA Champion Awards in two categories: Policymaker and Utility. ESNA Champion Awards honor the work of individuals within these key industry areas who have made exceptional contributions to the field of energy storage.
“As the energy storage marketplace continues to grow and evolve, individual people and projects still play a critical role in shaping the direction of the industry,” said Janice Lin, Energy Storage North America Conference Chair. “With this year’s awards, we will recognize the storage champions and projects that are pushing the industry forward by developing and implementing innovative financing models, technology or grid services.”
The deadline to submit nominations for ESNA Awards is July 29, and finalists in each category will be notified in August.
Energy Storage North America is the largest gathering of energy storage leaders, policymakers, utilities and energy users, bringing over 2,000 industry professionals to San Diego on October 4-6. Early-bird conference registration ends July 31 – register now and save $100.
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Energy Storage North America is the largest conference, exhibition and networking event for the North American energy storage industry. Now in its fourth year, ESNA connects developers, energy users, utilities and policymakers to advance understanding and deployment of energy storage and ultimately build a cleaner, more affordable, and more resilient grid. ESNA 2016 will take place October 4-6 in San Diego, California. Visit to learn more.