Upcoming events

    • Friday, March 10, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Webinar

    Please register for CESA's March Policy Call here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5854618323019488770

    • Friday, April 14, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Webinar

    Please register for CESA's April Policy Call here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7435804005218082050

Upcoming CESA Sponsored Events

9th Annual Market Development Forum

March 1, 2017 | Berkeley, CA


CESA’s invitation-only Annual Market Development Forum (MDF) brings together over 200 executives for an intimate meeting focused on growing the ecosystem for grid-connected energy storage in California. Now in its 9th year, the MDF is structured to encourage out-of-the-box thinking, constructive dialogue on resolving barriers and realizing opportunities, networking, and relationship building.

This premier event provides direct access to high-level executives from CESA member companies, California's investor-owned and publicly-owned utilities, CAISO, CPUC, Legislature, and CEC. We intentionally limit attendance to this important market-making event to ensure an intimate and collaborative environment!

The Market Development Forum (MDF) will take place on March 1, 2017 in Berkeley, California!

Location:  David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

What to expect: Key topics to be explored include:

    • Wholesale and retail strategies for managing a changing grid
    • Energy storage capacity as a planning tool
    • Storage as a non-wires alternative
    • Organizational and strategic shifts at California utilities
    • The view from Sacramento
    • Check out this year's 2017 Market Development Forum Program

Speakers at the 2017 MDF include:

    • Nick Chaset, Chief of Staff for President Picker, CPUC
    • Roy Kuga, Vice President, Grid Integration & Innovation, PG&E
    • Karl Meeusen, Senior Advisor on Infrastructure Policy, CAISO
    • Neil Millar, Transmission Planning, CAISO
    • Carla Peterman, Commissioner, CPUC
    • Liane Randolph, Commissioner, CPUC
    • Ed Randolph, Energy Division Director, CPUC
    • Mark Rothleder, Vice President, CAISO
    • Nancy Skinner, Senator, California State Senate
    • Will Speer, Director of Electric System Planning, SDG&E
    • Gary Stern, Sr. Director of Energy Policy, SCE
Attendee feedback:

“Well done! I loved the open dialogue and the 'collaborative, out of the box thinking' undertone of the meeting. We were all there together to get it done. CESA did an excellent job.”

- Byron Washom, Director, Strategic Energy Initiatives, University of California, San Diego

“It was great to meet with all the key stakeholders in energy storage. A highly productive event! We look forward to another exciting gathering next year.”

- Erica He, Director, New Business Development, Sumitomo Electric, USA

"Networking was excellent, as was the venue."

- Mirko Wutzler, Director, Business Development, German American Chamber of Commerce


Tickets will be available to CESA members and select invitees in the coming months. Invited guests will be provided with a special registration code to purchase tickets. Stay tuned!


Preferred hotel information:

Hotel Shattuck Plaza | 2086 Allston Way | Berkeley, CA 94704

Direct: 510-225-6002 | Main: 510-845-7300 | Fax: 510-845-7320 | www.hotelshattuckplaza.com

To make a reservation, guests can access the 15% Strategen discount by booking here.


There are limited sponsorship opportunities to boost exposure in front of this exclusive group of market makers. Sponsorship also includes complementary passes. Past sponsors include PG&E, SCE, SDG&E, DC Systems, Emerson Network Power, Wells Fargo, and CalCharge. If interested, please contact Zoe Fishman at zfishman@storagealliance.org for more information.

For more information, please contact Jin Noh at jnoh@storagealliance.org or 510-665-7811 x109

ACWA-CESA Energy Storage Summit

March 30, 2017 | Sacramento, CA

Join us for the Energy Storage Summit in partnership with the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)! This workshop is set to take place March 30, 2017 at the ACWA offices in Sacramento, CA. Hear from water agencies and storage leaders that have successfully developed storage projects and their lessons learned. Participants will better understand energy storage technologies, applications, permitting, interconnection, and financing, and how they could potentially utilize storage to manage their electric load and reduce their bills. A preliminary agenda can be found here.

Registration: Register online today by March 22 at 4:30 PST since seats are limited to the first 50 registrants. For $169 off the registration price, use the discount code ES17-CESA.

Upcoming CESA Partner Events

GTM California's Distributed Energy Future

March 8-9, 2017 | San Francisco, CA

GTM’s upcoming conference, California’s Distributed Energy Future, is taking place March 8-9 in San Francisco. This conference will leave you with a strong understanding of the financing, policies, and overall vision surrounding California’s distributed energy transformation. Use our exclusive discount code CESA15 for 15% off your conference registration.

JCESR Energy Storage Symposium

April 5-6, 2017 | San Diego, CA

The University of California San Diego's (UCSD) Center for Energy Research, in conjunction with the Argonne National Laboratory led Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), will host a regional event to explore challenges and opportunities of renewable generation, electric vehicles, and energy storage. This event, Energy Storage: The Synergies with Electric Vehicle Transportation and PV Solar Generation, will serve as a forum for industry, utility companies, academic and government researchers, and policy makers to discuss energy storage and potential major applications facing California and the Southwest region. The symposium will include a student poster session, optional conference dinner and optional tour of UCSD’s advanced microgrid.

See the full agenda and registration details here.

ESA 27th Annual Conference & Expo

April 18-20, 2017 | Denver, CO

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) 27th Annual Conference and Expo is the must-attend event in energy storage - bringing together the global energy storage industry for three days of relevant content, and unique networking and business development opportunities. ESA will continue to build on that momentum when it brings the conference to Denver, April 18-20, 2017. As one of the largest renewable energy markets in the country, Denver will provide the perfect location for ESA to expand the conversation about storage and renewables.  

    Registration: See the full agenda and conference registration details here.

    PlugVolt Battery Seminar

    July 18-20, 2017 | Ann Arbor, MI

    PlugVolt will be hosting its next Battery Seminar in Ann Arbor, Michigan together with AVL. This event will feature an entire day of in-depth presentations by a leading independent electrochemist with no company or technology bias. Complementary industry updates during the next two days will be provided by subject matter experts from automotive and grid storage OEMs, major battery manufacturers and global Tier 1 system developers. Attendees will also have an exclusive opportunity to tour AVL’s New Energy Lab in its Ann Arbor Tech Center, along with cocktails reception for industry networking.

    CESA members can use code 0717CESA10 for a 10% discount on registration. Visit www.batteryseminars.com for more details.

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