Aug 10

August 8-10, 2017: 5th Annual Energy Storage North America Conference, San Diego

ESNA is North America’s largest grid-connected energy storage conference and exposition, 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.

Sep 20

Sept. 19-20, 2017 - Conference: Energy Storage in Canada - Connecting to Now



Energy Storage Canada presents the conference – Energy Storage in Canada: Connecting to Now in Toronto, ON, on September 19-20.  This is the largest conference in Canada solely focused on energy storage

Our annual conference brings together the latest in what’s happening in energy storage across Canada. Find out what’s driving the market today and connect with leaders in the industry. Energy storage is an energy solution that is optimizing our energy systems and offering flexibility at all customer levels.

Join us for Energy Storage in Canada 2017: The Power of Now to connect to what’s happening today and what’s just around the corner.  Early Bird registration for the conference available until July 31st.

Interested in Conference Sponsorship? Click here to view our Sponsors Information Package (or download PDF)

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July 12-13, 2017: Offshore Energy and Storage 2017


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OSES2017 will fuel bold ideas to shape an enlightened energy future. Leading industrial, policy, and academic professionals will converge to challenge convention.  Offshore Energy Generation and Storage Technology, Environmental Integration, Policy, and Expanding Global Markets will be a priority.

In its 4th consecutive year, OSES2017 Cape Cod builds on the well known and expanding OSES Event legacy established in Windsor, Edinburgh, and Malta.  Cleaner and smarter energy systems mean sustainable economic growth.  Offshore Energy and Storage capitalizes on the tremendous resource opportunities associated with coastal regions.  Over half the world lives near the coast.  Its energy should too.

To register, click here


Apr 20

April 18 – 20, 2017: Energy Storage Association 27th Annual Conference and Expo

The Energy Storage Association 27th Annual Conference and Expo is the must-attend event in energy storage – bringing together the global energy storage industry for three days of relevant content, and unique networking and business development opportunities. 

Our conference this past April was record-breaking in many ways – we featured the first-ever multi-country USTDA reverse trade mission, and had more than 1,600 attendees, 130 speakers, 40 educational sessions, six site tours to cutting-edge installations and multiple workshops led by renowned experts.

ESA will continue to build on that momentum when we bring the conference to Denver, April 18 – 20, 2017. As one of the largest renewable energy markets in the country, Denver will provide the perfect location for ESA to expand the conversation about storage and renewables.

The showcase will include 90,000 square feet of exhibit space and we are planning more innovative content than ever before.

Mar 31

March 29-31, 2017. Energy Storage China

March 29-31, 2017. Energy Storage China - the 4th International Expo and Conference on Energy Storage, "THE NEXT-GENERATION ENERGY SYSTEM.” Beijing, China.

This event is the most influential industry conference and exhibition in China’s energy storage industry – playing a significant role in informing and connecting industry professionals as the country develops a clean, efficient and reliable energy system.

Hosted by Energy Storage China (ESC) and Clean Energy Expo China (CEEC), the 4th International Expo and Conference on Energy Storage is a major industry event with the widest coverage in China’s clean energy industry, attracting some 500 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors, including industry experts, policymakers, government officials and developers. ESC focuses on technology and applications for the energy storage industry, while CEEC covers the entire clean energy generation value chain.

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Mar 17

March 15-17, 2016: 5th Annual Energy Storage Europe Conference and Expo, Düsseldorf, Germany

Developing energy storage into a worldwide leading platform for industry. Good business is done where top decision makers gather at one place – at Energy Storage Europe. Topics include: Political Scenarios, Future Energy Supply, Grid Integration, Power2Gas, Thermal Storage, Batteries, Global Storage Solutions, Home Energy Solutions and issues concerning the Financial and Economical Framework.

Jan 20

January 19 & 20, 2017: 8th Annual Canadian Power Finance Conference

8th Annual Canadian Power Finance Conference

The Ritz - Carlton, Toronto. The Canadian Power Finance Conference is the country’s premier gathering for power finance professionals, combining cutting-edge content with outstanding business development opportunities. Expert speakers will explore essential market trends, bring market participants up to date with the best methods of financing their projects, and scrutinize the procurement pipeline at home and abroad.

ESC members receive a 15% discount. Contact Shirley Darling at for details.

Jan 13

January 12-13, 2017 Energy Storage India (ESI), Mumbai, India

The 4th International Conference & Exhibition addresses the need for energy storage and micro-grid solutions in India.

ESI is the first energy storage conference and exhibition in the country to focus exclusively on applications, customers and deal making. It provides a first-class networking event to drive energy storage market expansion in profitable applications – highlighting the synergies, inter-relationships and new business opportunities for transmission, distribution, customer-sited, micro-grids/campuses and mobility applications.

This edition, we are poised to bring over 1000+ Top Industry Experts, 100+ Speakers and 50+ Sponsors and Exhibitors. The third edition of Energy Storage India came to a successful close with 720 delegates from 16+ countries across the world. ESI yet again proved to be the largest and finest gathering ever held in India, highlighting the many opportunities available in the Indian Market.

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December 7, 2016: 5th Canadian German Smart Grid & Energy Storage Series, Toronto,

This half-day conference focuses on combined solar PV and energy storage solutions for residential installations in Ontario. Solar PV combined with battery storage solutions provide home owners with as much self-sufficiency as possible. Decreasing battery prices contribute to making storage financially attractive especially when feed-in tariffs are being phased out.

Germany has been the first European country to introduce an incentive program for energy storage in residential installations where costs for batteries can partly be recovered. Over the past 25 years, more than 1.5 million solar power plants with a total capacity of 40 GWp have been installed in Germany. The majority are solar power plants with a capacity of smaller than 10 kWp installed on residential rooftops. They build the foundation for the promising market development of small energy storage systems.      

ESC members receive a 20% discount. Contact Shirley Darling at for details. Click for the Program.

Nov 16

November 15 & 16, 2016: APPrO 2016 CHALLENGE + CHANGE, the 28th Annual Canadian Power Conference & Trade Show.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Level 700, Toronto, Ontario

New technology is coming into the Canadian power system. New players are moving in and new business drivers are taking over. Generators will make new allies and confront new competitors. Transmission and distribution utilities will be re-shaped and create new opportunities. Regulatory rules and public policy will be challenged to keep pace. APPrO 2016 is where leading players will form their plans and address what’s needed to thrive in the power market ahead.

Oct 6

October 4-6, 2016: 4th Annual Energy Storage North America Conference, San Diego

October 4-6, 2016: 4th Annual Energy Storage North America Conference, San Diego

ESNA is North America’s largest grid-connected energy storage conference and exposition, 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.

Contact Messe Dusseldorf North America, at (312) 621-5820 or e-mail:

For more information, click here


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September 27, 2016: Bold Realities: Reconciling the Indigenus-Industry Relationship

Join us for an interactive discussion between private sector and Indigenous leaders to explore the pathways towards building partnerships.

As business leaders today we may recognize the importance of Reconciliation, but how often do we consider our own role in the process? Beginning a dialogue between Indigenous communities and Industry presents the first of many opportunities to come together in a truly respectful partnership.  Together, we hope to break new ground toward building cultural, economic and social prosperity for all Canadians.

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Aug 3

August 1-3, 2016: 2016 STUDIO Energy Storage Technical Conference

The inaugural STUDIO Conference – Storage Technology and Uses, Deployment Integration and Operations – is an energy storage event covering the advancement and integration of technology to support electric service.

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Produced in partnership with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), STUDIO brings stakeholders from across the energy industry together for a unique meeting that explores the real-world technical experience of rapidly accelerating energy storage deployments.

The 2016 STUDIO Conference is critical to preparing for the rapidly evolving grid, providing an engaging and lively dialogue on critical topics:

  • Locating, Sizing and Operating Storage for Maximum Value
  • Customer-Sited Storage Solutions
  • Utility Integration of Storage
  • Advancements in Storage Technology
  • Advancements in Enabling Technologies for Storage

Book your STUDIO Time today!

The conference is being held August 1-3 at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco. Register and book your hotel room as soon as possible to get the best rates. 

Jul 15

July 13-15, 2016: 3rd Annual Offshore Energy and Storage Symposium, OSES 2016, Malta

July 13-15, 2016: 3rd Annual Offshore Energy and Storage Symposium, OSES 2016, Malta

Focusing on energy storage and offshore renewables, OSES 2016 provides a platform for academics and industry from around the world to share the latest developments in technology, economics and policy.


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Apr 26

April 25, 2016: Energy Storage Association (ESA) 26th Annual Conference and Expo

April 25-27, Charlotte, NC
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The ESA 26th Annual Conference and Expo will be held April 25-27 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

Connecting technologies and opportunities, companies and customers - with authoritative speakers and insightful workshops, all coupled with the largest energy storage technology show.

Please contact Shirley Darling for Members' Discount Code.

Mar 17

March 15-17, 2016: 5th Annual Energy Storage Europe Conference and Expo, Düsseldorf, Germany

March 15-17, 2016: 5th Annual Energy Storage Europe Conference and Expo, Düsseldorf, Germany

Developing energy storage into a worldwide leading platform for industry. Good business is done where top decision-makers gather at one place – at Energy Storage Europe. Topics include: Political Scenarios, Future Energy Supply, Grid Integration, Power2Gas, Thermal Storage, Batteries, Global Storage Solutions, Home Energy Solutions and issues concerning the Financial and Economical Framework

For further information contact:


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March 3, 2016: Asia Pacific Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum 2016,

March 3, 2016: Asia Pacific Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum 2016, Singapore

Country-by-country, asset-by-asset, you will learn what needs to happen to bring more deals to financial close and who is spearheading initiatives to bring bankable deals to market. Meet key professionals while discovering investment opportunities across different sectors.  Explore recent regulatory and legal changes and hear about some of Asia’s most successful deals.

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Jan 22

January 21, 2016: 7th Annual Canadian Power Finance Conference

Date: January 21 & 22, 2016 at Ritz Carlton, Toronto

After six successful years and over 1,200 delegates, the Canadian Power Finance Conference has established its place as the premier meeting point for Canadian power finance professionals and international players looking to do business.

The event will return to Toronto in January 2016, so we invite you to join your industry peers in order to network, meet new business contacts and kick-start your strategy for the year ahead.

The agenda and speaker list are now ready to view here. For more information on the conference, click here.

Please contact Shirley Darling for Members' Discount Code.


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October 22, 2015: Want to talk about Energy Storage?

Join Energy Storage Ontario & Friends for our fall Networking Event

When:  Thursday, October 22
Time:    4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Queen and Beaver Pub, 35 Elm St., Toronto, (one block north of Dundas, between Yonge St. and Bay St.)

Why?  Connect and reconnect with everyone in the energy storage community. Catch up, network, and stay informed.

How?  RSVP at Eventbrite.  Admission is free to members and non-members. For non-members, cash bar is in effect.


Oct 15

October 13-15, 2015: Energy Storage North America: San Diego, CA

The Largest Grid Energy Storage Event in North America

  • Critical insights into market developments and technology integration
  • 1500+ leading customers, technology providers, and partners
  • 40+ conference sessions, hands-on workshops, and site tours in the Silicon Valley

Our 2014 program focused on the convergence of transportation, distributed, and utility-scale applications.

Join us to build the ecosystem for grid-connected energy storage in San Diego, California on October 13 - 15, 2015!

Click here for the brochure

Sep 25

September 21-25, 2015: The Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies 2015 Technical Conference (EESAT)

The Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT) Technical conference is the epicenter of energy storage – the most cutting-edge research and development and a leading force in the advance of the storage industry.  Join us in Portland, OR for this year’s event, co-located with the US DOE/OE Energy Storage Program Peer Review and the Energy Storage Integration Council’s collaborative workshop.  Click here for more information.

Jul 3

July 1-3, 2015 Offshore Energy & Storage Symposium, Edinburgh, UK

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2nd Offshore Energy & Storage Symposium organized in conjunction with the Institute for Energy Systems, The University of Edinburgh, which will be held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Offshore renewables form a key part of the future generation mix in many countries and are critical to achieving commitments to low-carbon energy.

Energy storage increases their potential penetration level and can reduce overall system costs. OSES is the only international conference devoted to offshore energy storage; it embraces all aspects of energy storage that is either embodied offshore or serves directly to help accommodate offshore renewables.

The Organizing Committee also encourages companies and institutions to showcase their advanced products and equipment in the conference area and looks forward to welcoming all delegates to the main conference meal to be held at Edinburgh Castle.

Further information is available on our conference web site:

Specific questions concerning further information can be sent by e-mail to:

The call for papers is now open and the deadline for abstract submission is 24th April 2015.

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June 18, 2015: Taking the Pulse: The Latest on Energy Storage in Ontario

Energy storage is gaining momentum in Ontario and new developments move quickly.  Don’t miss out. Join us on Thursday, June 18, for an exclusive members-only event that will offer updates and information about what’s happening and what’s coming down the road. Keynote provided by Kim Warren, VP, Market and Systems Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

Click here to register.

May 7

June 15-19: Manila: Asia Clean Energy Forum: Deep Dive Workshop on Energy Storage

MaRS Advanced Energy Centre and the Canadian Embassy in Manila has co-organized a special Deep Dive Workshop on energy storage as part of the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF), in Manila, Philippines on June 16, 2015.

There is room for two more companies to be presenters at this workshop and to share knowledge and experience.  The ACEF provides excellent exposure to the international export market. In 2014, more than 1,200 participants attended from 60 countries.

Please see attached link for more information about the conference.  

For more information, please contact:

Ian Philp
Director of Partnerships
Advanced Energy Centre
+1 (647) 448-5385



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April 29, 2015: Ontario Capacity Auction: Analysis of Feasibility and Criteria for Design Elements

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Tom Chapman, Markets Group, IESO
Jason Chee-Aloy, Managing Director, Power Advisory LLC
Cliff Hamal, Managing Director, Navigant Economics
John Vellone, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Join the discussion on April 29 for an analysis of the feasibility of an Ontario capacity auction to help meet the province’s electricity system resource needs. The seminar topics include:

  • Cost-benefit analysis of an IESO administered capacity auction
  • How does a capacity auction compare to other procurement options to meet Ontario’s future electricity system needs?
  • What are some risks and challenges associated with capacity auctions and how can they be managed?
  • What types of resources are suitable for a capacity auction? (i.e. suitability of wind, solar, hydro, nuclear, etc.)
  • Investment risk associated with capacity auctions
  • Efficacy and issues associated with U.S. and/or European capacity markets in meeting respective power system supply needs and how these challenges can be overcome in Ontario


11:00 – 11:30    Registration & Networking
11:30 – 12:30    Lunch, Welcome, & Presentations
12:30 – 1:30      Discussion, Q&A
1:30 – 2:00       Networking

About the Speakers

Tom Chapman, Markets Group, IESO

Tom has close to 20 years of wide ranging energy industry experience spanning public, private and consulting roles across North America and Europe. His career began in the U.K where he worked for a joint venture start-up competing in the newly liberalised natural gas market. After moving to Ontario 10 years ago, Tom worked at the Ontario Ministry of Energy, most recently as Director, Transmission and Distribution Policy where he was responsible for advancing many electricity policy initiatives such as smart grid, network policy and energy storage. For just over a year Tom has been working for Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator where he is responsible for Market Design and Development.

Jason Chee-Aloy, Managing Director, Power Advisory LLC

Jason Chee-Aloy joined Power Advisory LLC in September 2010. Power Advisory LLC is a leading management consulting firm specializing in electricity market analysis, business strategy, generation and transmission procurement, policy development, regulatory and litigation support, contract management support, market design, project feasibility assessment and technical due diligence. Mr. Chee-Aloy is presently acting for multiple Canadian and non-Canadian clients with business and policy interests in Ontario, across Canada, and in the United States, within the areas of generation development and investment opportunities, transmission development, market assessment and intelligence, business strategy development, market design, and policy development. In 2011, Mr. Chee-Aloy acted for the IESO as consultant and facilitator to the Electricity Market Forum which delivered a report and roadmap for potential evolution of Ontario’s electricity market.

Prior to joining Power Advisory LLC, Jason was the Director of Generation Procurement at the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) from 2005 to 2010. Prior to joining the OPA, Mr. Chee-Aloy worked for Ontario’s IESO from 1999 to 2005 where he was closely involved with restructuring Ontario’s electricity sector through development and implementation of market design and market surveillance initiatives. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Chee-Aloy led the IESO’s resource adequacy and capacity market initiatives by chairing the Long-Term Resource Adequacy Working Group and delivering detailed design for a forward capacity market.

Mr. Chee-Aloy has also worked as an Energy Economist, in the public and private sectors, analysing competitive electricity and natural gas markets.

Mr. Chee-Aloy holds an M.A. in Economics and graduated from York University and the University of Toronto.

Cliff Hamal, Managing Director, Navigant Economics

Cliff Hamal provides economic analysis and strategic consulting on issues involving changes in the electricity industry. He specializes on matters where a deep understanding of the nature of markets, the technical realities of power system operations and the behavior of competitive market participants are of particular value, and tends to be engaged in instances where circumstances call for innovative approaches. His work covers a broad spectrum of objectives, including advocating for changes in public policy, developing strategic solutions, valuing investment opportunities and assessing claims of market manipulation. His work has involved markets across the United States and Canada, and he has testified before courts and regulatory agencies in both countries.

The operation of capacity markets has been an issue of particular interest for Mr. Hamal for some time, including a presentation he gave to Ontario’s Market Design Committee in the late 1990s. In recent years he has been an outspoken critic of centralized annual capacity auction approaches, having given numerous speeches, articles and testimony about the shortcomings of such markets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

John Vellone, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

John Vellone is a partner in the Toronto office and is a member of the Electricity Markets and IT Groups. He practises corporate/commercial and regulatory law with a focus on energy law and matters relating to the Ontario electricity sector. John specializes in the corporate/commercial and regulatory components of electricity markets and infrastructure revitalization.

Apr 17

April 16, 2015: Webinar: Clean Energy Group Webinar: The Need for National Collaboration on Distributed Energy Storage

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Energy Storage is one of the most promising new trends in the clean energy field today, especially batteries when combined with distributed solar (solar+storage). With the array of benefits that energy storage has to offer–power system resiliency, renewables integration, instantaneous load balancing–it’s not surprising that the recent trend in solar with storage deployment has been heralded as one of the key energy industry developments that will revolutionize the way we produce and use electricity, on both sides of the meter.

The U.S. is in the early stages of this new energy era, with various companies and countries vying for market position. It is an opportune time for stakeholders–NGOs, companies, policy makers, and investors–to start working together to accelerate the trend towards a robust commercial market.

Clean Energy Group has released a new report calling for more collaboration on policies to promote emerging distributed energy storage technologies, Distributed Energy Storage: A Case for National and International Collaboration. The creation of both national and international networks could advance new and effective policies to support distributed energy storage technologies.

To discuss the key findings of the report, Clean Energy Group President Lew Milford and Program Associate Seth Mullendore will host an upcoming webinar. They will be joined by guest speaker Katherine Hamilton from the Energy Storage Association (ESA). The ESA is dedicated to promoting the adoption of competitive and reliable energy storage systems for electric service. Learn more about the ESA at

8:00 am08:00

April 9, 2015: The Canadian Energy Storage Supply Chain

The Canadian Energy Storage Supply Chain – Developing Stronger Links

Date: 09 Apr 2015, 8:00 am - 6:00 pmLocation: MaRS Centre (Auditorium), 101 College Street, Toronto, ON

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Learn, Collaborate, Network!

Be a part of the energy storage supply chain solution!

Please join the National Research Council Canada (NRC) and MaRS Discovery District for a day dedicated to information exchange, collaboration and solution building across the entire Canadian Energy Storage Supply Chain.

Participants will help identify and develop the solutions to Canada’s energy storage supply chain challenges through presentations, discussions and break-out sessions on topics related to current supply chain gaps, Canadian industry’s competitive advantage, and partnering to take advantage of trade/export opportunities.


  • Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
  • Clive Witter, Senior Vice President, Export Development Canada

Panelists will include a broad array of thought leaders from technology development, manufacturing and system integration.

Includes keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and exhibition;
Plus morning continental breakfast, buffet lunch and evening networking reception.$140

REGISTER  ESO Member Discount

As a member of Energy Storage Ontario, we are pleased to offer you a $20 savings for this event. Please enter the following promotional code during registration: “ESOMEMBER20”.

Space is limited!

Time Agenda

  • 08:00 Continental Breakfast
  • 08:30 Introduction and Plenary
  • 09:00 Panel #1 – Supply Chain Gaps
  • 10:15 Break and Networking
  • 10:45 Panel #2 – Manufacturing & Integration
  • 12:00 Lunch and Keynote Address
  • 13:30 Workshop
  • 15:30 Break
  • 15:45 Presentation of Results
  • 16:15 Wrap-up and Close
  • 16:30 Reception