Clean Energy Group to Discuss National and International Energy Storage Collaboration

Numerous energy storage projects have already been deployed across the U.S. and internationally. As one of the most promising trends in the energy sector today, widespread adoption of storage technologies looks to be all but inevitable.

The question is: How do we best transition energy storage from emerging technology to full system-wide integration?

Early this year, Clean Energy Group, a nonprofit organization that works to advance clean energy policy and technologies, released a concept note to address this question by proposing the formation of national and international networks of industry, policy makers, and NGOs. This creation of energy storage focused networks could greatly accelerate the advancement and improve the efficiency of further energy storage deployment. In Distributed Energy Storage: A Case for National and International Collaboration, Clean Energy Group calls for more collaboration and information exchange on policies, regulation, financing, and market mechanisms to promote energy storage technologies.

To discuss the key points of the paper and the next steps toward collaboration, Clean Energy Group President Lew Milford and Program Associate Seth Mullendore will be joined by guest speakers from the Energy Storage Association (ESA) and the Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA) for two webinars next Thursday, April 16th.

Developments in U.S. energy storage will be addressed from 3-4pm ET with the webinar The Need for National Collaboration on Distributed Energy Storage. For this discussion, Clean Energy Group will be joined by ESA Policy Director Katherine Hamilton.

The European Energy Centre will be hosting the international side of the discussion from 9-10am ET with a webinar titled The Latest Innovations in Renewable Energy Storage. Janice Lin, Chair of the Executive Committee for GESA and Co-Founder and Executive Director of the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), will join Clean Energy Group in this conversation addressing international energy storage issues.

Both webinars are free to attend, but registration is required. Both events will be recorded and posted on the Clean Energy Group website.

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Seth Mullendore is vice president and project director for Clean Energy Group, overseeing projects ranging from customer-sited solar and battery storage to the replacement of power plants with clean technologies. Seth works with policy makers, project developers, industry, advocates, and community and environmental justice groups to advance clean energy policies and projects, with a focus on achieving greater access to solar and battery storage technologies for disadvantaged communities. Much of his work pertains to the research and reporting of energy storage technologies, policies, and supporting market structures. Prior to joining Clean Energy Group, Seth served as a Sustainable Energy Fellow with Union of Concerned Scientists and worked with Maine Clean Communities to help advance clean transportation initiatives. Seth holds a M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Geosciences from the University of Southern Maine.

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