Push to educate Congress on energy storage crosses political divide

Andy Colthorpe for Energy Storage News:  Two Congressional representatives in the US have united across party political lines to form the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus, a group dedicated to educating Members of Congress on the benefits of the nascent technology.

Chris Collins, Representative for New York’s 27th Congressional District, who is a Republican, and Democrat Mark Takano, Representative for California’s 41st District, launched the Caucus last week. The group’s intention will be to “periodically” brief Members of Congress on the ways energy storage is changing the landscape of electricity generation, distribution and consumption, as well as how policy interventions could take away existing barriers to the technology’s use.

A press conference was held last week to launch the Caucus, with Collins and Takano flanked by members of the US Energy Storage Association, executives from energy storage system integrators/vendors AES Energy Storage, S&C Electric and Stem, as well as transmission system operator National Grid.  Full Article:

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