Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, have announced the winners of this year’s ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards. The awards were presented at the 6th Annual Energy Storage North America Conference and Expo, held at the Pasadena Convention Center this week.
The ESNA Innovation Award winners were selected through a public, online voting process that received over 2,000 votes across three categories: Front-of-Meter, Behind-the-Meter and Mobile Storage.
The winner in each category was recognized for their impact on the energy storage ecosystem, services supplied to customers and the grid, unique technology solutions, financing or partnerships.
ESNA Innovation Award winners
- Cypress Creek Renewables’ Brunswick EMC Solar-Plus-Storage Portfolio – Southeastern North Carolina
- Sarnia Battery Energy Storage System – Sarnia, Ontario
ESNA Champion Awards recognize individuals from the utility and policy sectors who have demonstrated significant leadership in advancing the role of energy storage to achieve a cleaner, more reliable and more resilient electricity grid.
ESNA Champion Award winners
- Charles Post, Energy Storage Program Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric
- Brian Burandt, Vice President, Power and Supply and Business Development, Connexus Energy
- Edward Randolph, Director, Energy Division, California Public Utilities Commission
- Robert F. Powelson, Former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
“The individuals and organizations we’re recognizing with this year’s ESNA Awards have made significant contributions to the growth and maturation of the energy storage industry, thanks to their dynamic leadership, visionary policies, and successful project execution,” said Janice Lin, Energy Storage North America Conference Chair.
“We offer them our sincere congratulations and gratitude for opening doors in the North American and global markets, and leading the transition to a cleaner, more affordable and more resilient grid,” Lin added.
ESNA is grateful to its 2018 Award Ceremony sponsor Johnson Controls. It would also like to thank Platinum Sponsors – ConEdison Battery Storage, Enel X, Energy Vault, Fluence, GE, IBEW-NECA, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and LG Chem, as well as Gold Sponsors Black & Veatch, EastPenn, Narada, Pacific Gas & Electric, PXiSE Energy Solutions and Southern California Edison – for contributing to the success of this year’s program.