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Bipartisan Congressional Battery Energy Storage Caucus to Launch

Representatives Chris Collins (R-NY) and Mark Takano (D-CA) to Co-chair Congressional Caucus Focused on Expanding Energy Storage Industry

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Battery Energy Storage Caucus, which will take place October 27, 2015 on Capitol Hill. This bipartisan coalition is convening to expand awareness and increase understanding of the critical role that energy storage plays in creating a more resilient, flexible electrical grid.

The Battery Energy Storage Caucus intends to focus on how storage systems can help to address the numerous challenges facing our aging electric infrastructure, and the economic benefits of deploying these advanced technologies on the grid. During the launch event the co-chairs will be joined by representatives from the Energy Storage Association, AES Energy Storage, and Johnson Controls to bring into sharp focus the current benefits, the future potential and challenges facing the industry.

WHAT: Launch of the Battery Energy Storage Caucus

WHO: Representative Chris Collins (R-NY)
Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)
Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
Praveen Kathpal, Vice President, AES Energy Storage
Grady Crosby, Vice President, Johnson Controls

WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 3pm4pm EDT

WHERE: Cannon House Office Building, Room 441

This event is open to the media and the public and the invited speakers will share their thoughts and remarks regarding the importance of battery energy storage and how Congress can help foster the development of this critical industry sector in a substantive way.

About ESA – 
The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the national trade association for the energy storage industry whose mission is to promote, develop and commercialize competitive and reliable energy storage delivery systems for use by electricity suppliers and their customers. ESA members represent a diverse group of entities, including electric utilities, energy service companies, independent power producers, technology developers deploying advanced batteries, flywheels, compressed air energy storage, thermal storage, pumped hydropower, supercapacitors and component suppliers, such as power conversion systems.

CONTACT: Matt Roberts

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Oct. 23, 2015/

SOURCE Energy Storage Association

Source: PR Newswire (October 23, 2015 - 1:20 PM EDT)

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