“We are so pleased with the interest and leadership of Senator Wyden on the issue of energy storage,” says Brad Roberts, Executive Director of the ESA. “Energy storage technologies help all resources—whether renewable, natural gas, coal or nuclear—run more smoothly. Our innovations have been tested on the grid and proven to be of enormous benefit; this tax credit will help developers secure private sector equity and debt financing for their projects.”
“We have worked hard with these Senators and many others we expect to support energy storage legislation in both the House and Senate,” says Katherine Hamilton, Policy Director of the ESA Advocacy Council. “It is to their credit that these policymakers were able to craft a bill that is targeted in size and yet has the potential to move the market for so many U.S. innovators.”
Hamilton expects that a House companion bill will be introduced shortly; she has experienced nearly unanimous positive feedback on both sides of the aisle for energy storage. “It just makes sense,” says Hamilton. “Energy storage is a complementary technology that enhances the performance of all sources of electric generation from wind and solar to nuclear, coal and natural gas. This investment tax credit is smart public policy.”
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ESA is the preeminent trade association dedicated to fostering the development and commercialization of energy storage technologies as a means to solving the nation’s energy and power challenges.
ESA’s membership is comprised of a diverse group of electric utilities; energy service companies (ESCOs); independent power producers (IPPs); energy storage technology developers and suppliers; and those in the energy storage research community. The ESA Advocacy Council currently has eleven members, including: A123 Systems, Inc., AES Energy Storage, Altairnano, Aquion Energy, Beacon Power, FIAMM, Prudent Energy Corporation, S&C Electric Company, Saft America, Inc., SustainX, and Xtreme Power. The ESA is a 501(c)(6) trade association that was formed in 1996.
SOURCE Electricity Storage Association
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