Energy Storage North America to Feature Industry's Leading Newsmakers

Officials from Tesla Motors, Solar City, and the California PUC Among Conference Speakers

Berkeley, CA – September 22, 2014 - Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, will feature nearly 100 speakers at this year's conference, including some of the leading newsmakers in the industry.

Mateo Jaramillo, Tesla's Director of Powertrain Business Development, will deliver a keynote presentation on Tesla's approach to the market and how the company views grid-scale storage opportunities. This month, Tesla announced plans to build what will be the largest lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in the world.

Peter Rive, Co-Founder and CTO of Solar City, is presenting in a session entitled "Energy Storage as the Driver of a More Resilient, More Efficient Grid." Solar City is the country's largest residential and commercial solar power provider, with tens of thousands of customers. Last week the company announced that within ten years every system it sells will be equipped with energy storage.

Carla Peterman, Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission, will speak on a panel entitled "Energy Storage Procurement in California: the Vision, the Plan, the Results." Commissioner Peterman was instrumental in establishing last year's historic 1.3 GW energy storage target for the state's investor-owned utilities.

"This year's ESNA Conference and Expo is an unprecedented event in terms of size, scope and relevance to what's happening in energy storage," said Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting and Co-founder of the California Energy Storage Alliance. "Storage is in the headlines nearly every day, from technology developments to system deployments. ESNA speakers represent the organizations that are making that news and driving the industry forward."

Energy Storage North America will bring together more than 1,000 regulators, utility executives, and technologists from over 500 different organizations. It takes place from September 30th to October 2nd at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. To register, visit

About Energy Storage North America

Energy Storage North America is part of the Energy Storage World conference series, which also includes Energy Storage Europe, Energy Storage China, Energy Storage India, and the new Energy Storage Summit Japan. ESNA 2014 is produced by Messe Düesseldorf, in association with Strategen Consulting and the California Energy Storage Alliance.

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