Six new members have been welcomed to the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) after the national trade association for the American energy storage industry held an electronic voting round.
The new board members for 2020-21 were chosen via an electronic ballot when the scheduled annual meeting was postponed until 26-28 August due to the coronavirus.
The candidates that received full membership to the ESA for the first time were:
Javier Cavada, Highview Power; Kelli Joseph, Clearway Energy; Jonathan Landy, Duke Energy; Roger Lin, NEC Energy Solutions; Joel Newton, NextEra Energy, Inc.
Christopher Tilley, Engie Storage.
The following people are outgoing board members:
Craig R. Horne, Ph.D., Swinerton Renewable Energy; Zachary Kuznar, Duke Energy; Juliana Mandell, Engie Storage; Charlie Post, Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of ESA, said: “We are grateful to our outgoing board members who have served ESA through the extraordinary period of growth and change the storage industry has experienced in the past few years.
“We are equally excited to welcome the new leaders from across the storage value chain to our board. Each member represents a unique and valuable perspective to our leadership.
“In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, their leadership will be more important than ever as we work to expand ESA’s influence, protect our industry and its employees and ultimately continue the rapid growth of the energy storage market.”
Vice chair for 2019-2020, John D. Hewa, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, became board chair, and former chair Troy Miller, GE Renewable Energy, became immediate past chair.