California-based energy storage firm EnerVault has appointed Denis Giorno to its board of directors.
Giorno currently works as CEO and president for Total Gas & Power New Energies USA. He joined the company 1975 and has held numerous, international management positions within the Total group.
He also serves as one of the directors of Californian solar company SunPower.
“His in-depth knowledge and experience in utilities, renewable energy, and international markets will help guide EnerVault as we continue to pursue utility scale energy storage,” said Jim Pape, CEO of EnerVault.
EnerVault manufactures long-duration, grid-scale energy storage systems based on iron-chromium redox flow battery technology.
The company is currently working on a redox flow battery storage project in California’s Central Valley. According to EnerVault, the system is designed to deliver 1MWh of energy from a 250kW battery performing for four hours at that rated level.
Earlier this year, EnerVault joined CalCharge, an energy storage consortium aiming to accelerate the development of the US state’s energy storage sector through a largely member-funded public-private partnership.
“As a young, Silicon Valley-based company commissioning our first grid-scale storage system in California, EnerVault views CalCharge as a valuable resource for building the relationships to grow our market, our company and our team,” said Craig Horne, EnerVault’s co-founder and chief strategy officer in April.