Leading energy companies form ESA task force for energy storage safety

  • Apr 19, 2019
  • Solar Power World

Top energy companies — including GE Energy Storage, Panasonic, LG Chem Power and Duke Energy — joined the Energy Storage Association today to make safety a priority when manufacturing and operating energy storage systems.

ESA formally launched the Energy Storage Industry Corporate Responsibility Initiative and pledge at its Annual Energy Storage Conference & Expo in Phoenix. To date, 30 companies have signed the pledge, emphasizing their commitment to the well-being and safety of consumers. At the conference, ESA and the signatory companies launched a task force to develop best practices for potential operational hazard prevention, end-of-life recycling and responsible supply-chain practices.

“The U.S. energy storage market nearly doubled in 2018 and is expected to double again in 2019, so this marks an ideal time for the industry to demonstrate their commitment to corporate responsibility,” said ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman. “Representing the national trade association and the voice of the energy storage industry, I can say unequivocally that the industry stands ready to tackle the topics outlined in the Corporate Responsibility Initiative in a proactive and direct manner.”

Here is a list of the companies that signed the pledge:

Amber Kinetics

Ameresco

Ascend Analytics

Borrego Solar

Clearway

CSA Group

Duke Energy

Dimension Energy

Dynapower

Enel Green Power

Engie

EsVolta

Eversource

EVgo

Fluence

GE Energy Storage

Highview Power Storage

Hyosung

Ingersoll Rand

Invenergy

LG Chem Power, Inc.

Li-Ion Tamer

LS Energy Solutions

NEC

NEXTracker

Panasonic

Renewance

STEM

Swinerton

UL

News item from the Energy Storage Association

Top energy companies — including GE Energy Storage, Panasonic, LG Chem Power and Duke Energy — joined the Energy Storage Association today to make safety a priority when manufacturing and operating energy storage systems.

ESA formally launched the Energy Storage Industry Corporate Responsibility Initiative and pledge at its Annual Energy Storage Conference & Expo in Phoenix. To date, 30 companies have signed the pledge, emphasizing their commitment to the well-being and safety of consumers. At the conference, ESA and the signatory companies launched a task force to develop best practices for potential operational hazard prevention, end-of-life recycling and responsible supply-chain practices.

“The U.S. energy storage market nearly doubled in 2018 and is expected to double again in 2019, so this marks an ideal time for the industry to demonstrate their commitment to corporate responsibility,” said ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman. “Representing the national trade association and the voice of the energy storage industry, I can say unequivocally that the industry stands ready to tackle the topics outlined in the Corporate Responsibility Initiative in a proactive and direct manner.”

Here is a list of the companies that signed the pledge:

Amber Kinetics

Ameresco

Ascend Analytics

Borrego Solar

Clearway

CSA Group

Duke Energy

Dimension Energy

Dynapower

Enel Green Power

Engie

EsVolta

Eversource

EVgo

Fluence

GE Energy Storage

Highview Power Storage

Hyosung

Ingersoll Rand

Invenergy

LG Chem Power, Inc.

Li-Ion Tamer

LS Energy Solutions

NEC

NEXTracker

Panasonic

Renewance

STEM

Swinerton

UL

News item from the Energy Storage Association

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