Energy Storage North America Seeks Nominations for 2015 Awards

ESNA is seeking project nominees in three categories: Centralized Storage (utility-scale), Distributed Storage (commercial, industrial or residential) and Mobility (transportation, electric vehicles and enabling infrastructure).

BERKELEY, Calif., June 9, 2015 -- Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, is calling for nominations for the 2015 ESNA Innovation Awards for standout energy storage projects and champions. ESNA is seeking project nominees in three categories: Centralized Storage (utility-scale), Distributed Storage (commercial, industrial or residential) and Mobility (transportation, electric vehicles and enabling infrastructure).

Nominations are also being sought for the 2015 ESNA Champion Awards in two categories: Policy-maker and Utility. The ESNA Champion Awards honor the work of individuals within these key industry areas who have made exceptional contributions to the field of energy storage.

"The purpose of the ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards is to recognize people and projects that exemplify truly innovative energy storage leadership, planning, development and deployment," said Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting and Conference Chair of ESNA 2015. "Given the dramatic growth of our industry, we expect to see nominations for many new projects meeting diverse application needs and capturing profitable revenue streams. As storage gains momentum, champions are making a difference across the entire sector. ESNA 2015 will bring together the leading minds and businesses that are actively shaping tomorrow's storage landscape - and it's an ideal venue to recognize the very best of what's being accomplished."

The deadline for nominations is July 24th. Projects submitted must be commissioned no later than that same date. ESNA 2015 Innovation Award winners will be decided by public votes cast on Twitter and by the ESNA Advisory Board. Policy and Utility Champion nominees will be reviewed and winners determined by vote of the ESNA Advisory Board.

ESNA 2015 Innovation and Champion Award winners will be announced at the Energy Storage North America Conference in the San Diego Convention Center on October 14th, at the industry's largest gathering of energy storage business leaders, developers, technologists and dealmakers.

For more information or to submit a nomination, please visit Energy Storage North America online.

The Energy Storage North America 2015 conference and expo takes place October 13-15, 2015, in San Diego, California. For more information or to register, visit

About Energy Storage North America
ESNA is North America's largest energy storage conference and exposition, recognized and recommended for its focus on projects, customers, and deal making. Last year, ESNA more than doubled in size from its inaugural event in 2013, with over 1,500 attendees from 26 countries coming together to learn, strategize, and shape the market for storage in North America. ESNA is part of the Energy Storage World conference series, which also includes Energy Storage Europe, Energy Storage China, Energy Storage India, and Energy Storage Summit Japan. ESNA 2015 is produced by Messe Düsseldorf in association with Strategen Consulting and the California Energy Storage Alliance.

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