Energy Storage North America Opens With Record Participation, Honors Leading Storage Projects and Industry Champions

Award winners represent the vision, leadership and achievements of fast-growing storage industry

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15, 2015 -- Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the largest and most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, opened this week with significantly increased participation over last year in both attendees and exhibitors. Representatives from more than 1000 organizations from 42 countries came together to conduct business, expand their networks, and learn from industry leaders.

ESNA also announced the winners of the 2015 Innovation Awards and 2015 Champion Awards.

ESNA 2015 Innovation Awards

The ESNA Innovation Awards recognize excellence in installed energy storage projects across three categories: Centralized Storage, Distributed Storage and Mobility.

ESNA 2015 Innovation Award Winners:

· Centralized Storage: Invenergy Grand Ridge Energy Storage, Marseilles, Illinois

· Distributed Storage (co-winners): Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and SolarCity DemandLogic Portfolio, California; Green Charge Networks California Schools & Public Utilities Trust

· Mobility: BMW Internet of Energy Enabled by Geli, Mountain View, California

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ESNA 2015 Champion Awards

The ESNA Champion Awards recognize individuals from the utility and policy sectors for demonstrated leadership in advancing the role of energy storage to achieve a cleaner, more reliable, affordable and secure electric power system.

ESNA 2015 Utility Champions

· Jin Jin Huang - Senior Engineer, Consolidated Edison Company of New York

· Jesse Bryson - Principal Manager, Contract Origination, Southern California Edison

ESNA 2015 Policy Champions

· Jerry Brown - Governor, State of California

· Judith Judson - Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

"This year's Champions and Innovation Award Winners represent the best of what's truly moving this industry forward: policy visionaries, utility pioneers, and project teams amplifying the value and benefits of energy storage across multiple sectors," said Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting and Chair of Energy Storage North America. "It's a privilege to honor the achievements of this group, whose work is helping to transform our power grid."

ESNA Innovation Award project nominations were subject to a rigorous review process that considered key industry priorities including customer value proposition, project impact, services supplied to the grid, financing model, ownership model, technology, and safety.

Next year, Energy Storage North America will take place October 4-6, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. For more information, visit

About Energy Storage North America
ESNA is North America's largest grid-connected energy storage conference and exposition, recognized and recommended for its focus on projects, customers, and deal making. ESNA is part of the Energy Storage World conference series, which also includes Energy Storage Europe, Energy Storage China, Energy Storage India, and the Energy Storage Summit Japan. ESNA is produced by Messe Dusseldorf in association with Strategen Consulting and the California Energy Storage Alliance.
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