Membership and Organizational Structure of the Energy Storage Council
ESC is a 501 (a) 6 “Business League” and Missouri Non-Profit Corporation
Founded in 2001
To serve the government affairs and public policy needs of the entire energy storage community, whether large-scale for bulk or wholesale production and transmission, or small scale for distribution and distributed power applications. The Council views energy storage as the sixth dimension of the electricity value chain along with energy sources, electricity production, transmission, distribution, and customer side energy services. Energy storage can play a vital role throughout the energy and electricity value chain.
Ensure that the benefits of energy storage are fully realized by identifying, creating and executing programs that integrate energy storage into the national and state legislative agendas for energy production and delivery, environmental management, infrastructure, commerce, and national security.
Focus and relationships
The Energy Storage Council strives to work with the relevant electricity and energy organizations such as Electricity Storage Association, National Hydroelectric Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, Gas Research Institute, Independent Gas Producers Assn, Gas Turbine Association, Electric Power Research Institute, Electric Power Supply Association, Distributed Power Coalition, Fuel Cell Power Association, American Wind Energy Association and other renewables groups, etc.
The ESC promotes the industry and deployment of new energy storage technologies that will be critical to the new electricity economy. Membership benefits include:
:: Policy Development and Legislative Advocacy - With member participation and representation, The Energy Storage Council develops policies on key legislative and regulatory issues affecting the energy storage industry. The ESC serves as a unified industry voice before policy-makers.
:: Communications and Public Relations – Acting as a central source of information and maintaining continuing contact with the media, the ESC educates and informs both media personnel and public interest groups about energy storage technologies and companies. The ESC also keeps members informed of issues and provide forums for discussion of events and issues involving energy storage. The ESC will maintain an online library of energy storage white papers and a news section of its web site.
:: Research and Analysis – Through research and analysis of current market factors and developments in energy storage technologies, the ESC keeps members up-to-date on emerging trends that will effect them.
:: Web Site -The ESC web site provides a 24/7 communications tool that provides information about energy storage. The site will also be able to link potential customers to members and other relevant resources.