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Conference to discuss viable storage solutions for renewable energies

| | Mar 10, 2013 | 2:35 pm
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Conference to discuss viable storage solutions for renewable energies

With the first staging of Energy Storage North America (ESNA) from September 10 to 12 at the San Jose Convention Center in California, Messe Düsseldorf will bring its successful concept from Germany to the United States. Announcing this, Messe Düsseldorf said that ESNA 2013 would be the first energy storage conference and expo in the United States to focus exclusively on practical and economically viable storage solutions for renewable energies. Future-oriented applications, customers and deal making, as well as political parameters, would be focus points, it added, and revealed that the event would be jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf North America and Strategen Consulting, a strategy consulting firm.

According to the organisers, ESNA is timed to coincide with potential new energy storage procurement targets for California, with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) required to establish appropriate 2015 and 2020 energy storage procurement targets, if cost-effective and commercially viable by October 2013.

In this context, Hans Werner Reinhard, Deputy Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, said: “In the long term, efficient storage technologies have a key function in enabling a sustainable energy supply based on renewable energies. This awareness forms the basis of Energy Storage Düsseldorf, and it also applies, of course, to the United States, adapted to the situation in that country. Our goal is to bring together experts from science, industry and politics, so that storage technologies can be considered in the overall context of energy management development.”

Janice Lin, Executive Director of the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) and Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting, added: “Energy Storage North America will be the ideal event to showcase profitable energy storage applications and innovative new business models for the electric power system. The global reach of Messe Düsseldorf and its partners underscores the importance of grid storage as a key solution to enable a cleaner, more affordable, reliable and secure electric power system around the world. ”

Exhibitor applications and information as well as conference registration are available online at www.ESNAexpo.com, the organisers said.

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