The Electricity Storage Association's Advocacy Council engages in legislative, regulatory, and policy advocacy efforts on behalf of its members and the ESA. These efforts are designed to promote the development and commercialization of competitive and reliable electricity storage systems within the United States. Advocacy Council members have a voting seat as well as the ability to have a direct impact on setting the policy direction for the ESA.
The Advocacy Council’s initial initiatives include advocating for the adoption of financial incentives that would level the playing field for electricity storage technologies in existing policy; Advocating for electric storage to be included as an enabler in the achievement of clean energy standards, including consideration in future RPS goals at the state level; Advocating for removing impediments and rewarding innovation in open markets with pay-for-performance structures; and Advocating for a prudence review of all transmission, generating capacity, and distribution proposals to ensure that electricity storage based proposals are considered by electric industry buyers throughout the value chain.
The funding for the Advocacy Council is derived from a voluntary assessment of ESA members. These funds are segregated and used solely to fund the Council’s advocacy activities. Katherine Hamilton, the Policy Director, and her team focus on the outlined activities, through direct lobbying and education efforts; through development of materials to support the advocacy efforts; and through communications and public relations support for those priorities.
If you have any questions about becoming a member of the Advocacy Council, please contact Bryan Nicholson at email@example.com or by phone at 202-293-0537.