SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, concluded its third annual conference and expo with new records for attendance, exhibitors, sponsors, organizations and countries represented. The recognized standard-setter for the storage industry, ESNA 2015 offered attendees a comprehensive program that addressed the most relevant and newsworthy topics.
ESNA 2015 took place from October 13 to 15 at the San Diego Convention Center, a new location chosen to accommodate the event's exponential growth. Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America and Strategen Consulting, ESNA 2015 maintained its focus on projects, policies, applications, networking and deal-making.
A total of 1,874 attendees representing more than 1,000 organizations from 42 countries, came together to celebrate successful commercial projects and revenue-generating applications, share best practices and continue to drive energy storage market development. One hundred and ten exhibitors – nearly double the number from 2014 – showcased innovative technologies and storage services that are transforming how the world uses energy.
ESNA 2015 Highlights:
- 1,874 industry attendees – a 20% increase from previous year
- 110 exhibitors – nearly double the number from previous year
- 41 sponsors – with all sponsorship opportunities sold out
- More than 150 speakers and 40+ conference sessions
- ESNA Innovation Awards for excellence in energy storage project development
- ESNA Champion Awards honoring leadership on the policy and utility side
- Nine in-depth workshops and four half-day site tours of local storage installations
- Free Tesla Model S test drives for conference delegates
"ESNA 2015 again demonstrated that it's the place to be to acquire the latest information, find business opportunities, and grow the market," said Tom Mitchell, President of Messe Düsseldorf North America. "The feedback we received was incredibly positive and enthusiastic, reflecting the exciting things happening in energy storage worldwide. For 2016, we will continue to expand our offerings, improve the attendee experience, and add value for every participant."
"This year's ESNA surpassed our expectations, driven by the gratifying support we received from sponsors, attendees, exhibitors and our influential and inspiring speakers," said Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting and Conference Chair of ESNA 2015. "With energy storage proving its capabilities and value across many markets, we're building momentum as a gathering place for the industry at a time when the world needs storage technology to solve grid problems, strengthen resources and address climate change."
ESNA is grateful to its 2015 supporters, including Platinum sponsors: AES Energy Storage, Alevo, Dynapower Company, GE Power & Water - Energy Storage, and S&C Electric Company. Gold sponsors were ABB, Coda Energy, DC Systems, East Penn Manufacturing, EDF Renewable Energy, Green Charge Networks, Imergy Power Systems, K & L Gates LLP, NEC Energy Solutions, Northern Power Systems, RES - Renewable Energy Systems, Samsung SDI, Schneider Electric, Sharp Electronics, Sonnenbatterie, Southern California Edison, and Stem. Silver sponsors were AEG Power Solutions, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Energy Storage Systems, Hirose Electric, Ideal Power, Landis+Gyr, LG Chem, Maxwell Technologies, NGK Insulators, Outback Power Technologies, Parker Hannifin Energy Grid Tie Division, Power Engineers, Powin Energy, San Diego Gas & Electric, Stornetic GmbH, and Sumitomo Electric Industries. Networking sponsors were CalCharge, Primus Power, and Johnson Controls.
ESNA 2015 Supporting and Media Partners include: Advanced Energy Economy, Association for Storage in Africa, Australian Energy Storage Alliance, Australian Energy Storage Council, BVES - German Energy Storage Association, Center for Sustainable Energy, California Energy Storage Alliance, Clean Coalition, Cleantech San Diego, China Energy Storage Alliance, Electric Auto Association, Electric Power Conference and Expo, Energy Policy Initiative Center, Energy Storage Ontario, European Energy Centre, German American Chamber of Commerce, Greenbiz Group, Hawaii Renewable Energy Alliance, Hawaii Solar Energy Association, Independent Energy Producers Association, India Energy Storage Alliance, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Natural Resource Defense Council, NY-BEST, Power Association of Northern California, Sandia National Laboratories, Solar Energy Industries Association, Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance, Top50-Solar.
Next year's Energy Storage North America will take place in San Diego from October 4-6, 2016. For information on sponsorships or booth space, please contact Messe Dusseldorf North America by phone (312) 621-5820 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Energy Storage North America
ESNA is North America's largest grid-connected energy storage conference and exposition, recognized and recommended for its focus on projects, customers, and deal making. ESNA is part of the Energy Storage World conference series, which includes Energy Storage Europe, Energy Storage China, Energy Storage India, and the Energy Storage Summit Japan. ESNA is produced by Messe Düsseldorf in association with Strategen Consulting and the California Energy Storage Alliance.
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