Eric Wesoff: Current State of Energy Storage – Technology and Markets 🗓

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Speaker: Eric Wesoff, Editor, PV Magazine USA
Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Co-sponsored by the SCV PES/IAS Chapter
Time: 4:00 PM PDT (WebEx, on the Internet)
Cost: none

Summary: Global energy storage capacity could grow at a CAGR of 31%, recording 741 GWh of cumulative capacity by 2030, according to Wood Mackenzie.

Energy storage, still a nascent market, is starting to be part of utility resource planning in tandem with solar or on a stand-alone basis. Regulations at the federal and state level are making energy storage part of the energy transition and helping replace gas-fired peaker plants.

The U.S. maintains pole position and will make up over 49% or 365 GWh of global cumulative capacity by 2030.

This presentation will provide a snapshot of where we are today in energy storage — market dynamics, major players, utility planning, current technologies and new advanced technologies that aim to compete with the incumbent lithium-ion battery technology.

Bio: Eric Wesoff is a prominent industry analyst, writer, consultant, speaker, thought-leader and expert witness in the renewable energy field. He has expertise in clean technology investing and finance, utility structures and regulatory climate, solar power, energy storage, microgrids, and the electrical grid.

He is currently U.S. editor for pv magazine.

He served as Editor-in-Chief of green technology market analysis and media firm, Greentech Media — read by hundreds of thousands of business people every month. He was selected as “#1 journalist influencer” in Text100’s 2012 Energy Digital Index and has been published or quoted in the New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, and Wired.

Prior to Greentech Media, Wesoff circulated and founded a weekly newsletter, The Venture Power Report, which was read by VCs, CEOs, and technologists in the early days of the renewable energy industry. Before that he held business development roles in optics and telecomm at industry leaders such as Siemens, Philips, Osram and JDSU.

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