Energy Storage North America (ESNA), an influential gathering of policy, technology, and market leaders in energy storage, is collaborating with CALSTART, an advanced transportation technologies consortium, to present two major energy industry events in Pasadena, California, from November 6 to 8, 2018.
For the first time, the CALSTART Annual Symposium will share a venue with ESNA 2018, providing an unprecedented opportunity for developers, utility executives, energy users, fleet managers, auto manufacturers and suppliers, policy makers and other stakeholders to learn, network and exchange ideas.
The joint conference will be the largest showcase of grid energy storage technologies and applications in North America, and will highlight innovations in clean transportation technologies, policy and infrastructure.
“We’re proud to host this unique combined event that underscores the importance of energy storage across multiple industry segments,” said ESNA co-founder and Chair, Janice Lin. “Storage is not only a critical resource for grid resilience and the global transition to renewable energy, it also provides the foundation for clean transportation solutions.”
For three days, the Pasadena Convention Center plaza will become a showroom for the newest advanced technology vehicles that are eligible under the California Air Resources Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). Vehicle manufacturers will unveil their 2020 line of new low and zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty buses and trucks.
“Energy storage innovations are driving the evolution of the electric vehicle market,” said John Boesel, CALSTART president and CEO. “Given that dynamic, it’s logical to bring our annual symposium to ESNA 2018, where we will combine learnings and share strategies to build a globally competitive US clean transportation industry. We are also excited to be collaborating with ESNA to build out their Mobility and Storage conference track and explore how energy storage developers can help facilitate the growth of the EV market.”