The 2021 Energy Storage Policy Forum took place virtually Wednesday on Thursday, February 3-4, 2021 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM ET /10:00AM – 2:00PM PT. The 2022 Energy Storage Policy Forum will be held on February 16, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

The virtual Energy Storage Policy Forum will provide the same high-caliber programming as it has with its physical events. There will be features to enhance networking and business development opportunities for attendees as well. This year’s virtual conference takes place across two days, February 3-4, 2021 with educational and interactive content from 1:00PM – 5:00PM ET /10:00AM – 2:00PM PT daily. Attendees can attend keynote and educational sessions, and participate in networking discussions from the comfort of their home or office.

The Energy Storage Policy Forum is the premiere event for those invested in the energy storage industry to hear from administration, congressional and state policy makers, and grid operators about their priorities for 2021, and how this will impact the energy storage industry and ESA’s advocacy priorities in the year ahead. This is a must attend event for policy and government affairs professionals, legal and regulatory counsel, sales and business development professionals, economists, communications specialists, consultants and analysts, and media.

ESA virtual conferences are much more than a simple webinar. It provides for the ability for networking, real-time  Q&A with speakers/panels, actively-moderated sessions, and discussion forums.

There will be various opportunities for networking and discussion including moderated networking session chats, opportunity for one-on-one chats, and more.

The Energy Storage Policy Forum features speakers at the administration, federal, and state level to discuss what is ahead for policy around energy storage. From discussion of state regulatory and legislative policy to federal infrastructure, all aspects of policy and advocacy are examined for the impact on energy storage in the year ahead.

2021 Policy Forum speakers included:
  • Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor
  • Richard Glick, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Susan Collins, Senator, U.S. Senate
  • Earl Blumenauer, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Manu Asthana, President & CEO, PJM Interconnection
  • John Hewa, President & CEO, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
  • Jennifer McClellan, Senator McClellan, Virginia Senate
  • Marissa Gillett, Chairman, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
  • Christopher J. Hansen, Senator, Colorado Senate
  • Joseph Fiordaliso, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • Lea Márquez Peterson, Chairwoman, Arizona Corporation Commission
  • Daniel Scripps, Chairman, Michigan Public Service Commission
  • Philip Moeller, Executive Vice President, Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs, Edison Electric Institute
  • Alejandro Moreno, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Suzanne Kane, Esq., Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Jacob McCurdy, Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • David Hoppe, Senior Principal, 38 North Solutions
  • Robert Andres, Tax and Economic Policy Advisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
  • Katherine Monge, Senior Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Brie Van Cleve, Minority Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Bruce Rew, Senior Vice President, Operations, Southwest Power Pool
  • Michael DeSocio, Director of Market Design, New York Independent System Operator
  • Renuka Chatterjee, Executive Director and System Operations, Midcontinent Independent System Operator
  • Gregory Cook Executive Director, Market and Infrastructure Policy, California Independent System Operator
  • Sandip Sharma, Director, Market Operations, Electric Reliability Council of Texas


ESA has a Code of Conduct that all attendees are required to adhere to when participating in virtual events. ESA is committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all attendees. See the ESA Code of Conduct.

Yes, ESA provides a discounted government/academic/non-profit rate of $325 for the Energy Storage Policy Forum. If you have additional questions on registration, please contact