A few years ago, leaders in New York State government began to form a vision to make the State a focal point for energy storage activities, and one important factor that underpinned these deliberations was the under-realized potential for creating a host of new energy storage-related startup companies.
This month’s “Capture the Energy” conference in Troy was a great success and provided an opportunity to observe some of the significant progress being made in our field. An especially notable feature of the conference was the level of participation by leaders from the public sector in New York and their growing enthusiasm for the role of energy storage.
I thought I would share some of the comments made by these leaders during their speeches and panel discussion appearances.
This year’s Capture the Energy Annual Meeting & Conference will take place on March 6 and 7 in Troy, NY. This conference is NY-BEST’s signature event and we expect to attract an audience representing industry, academic, economic development and government sectors.
Battery safety has figured prominently in the news recently because of incidents related to the lithium-ion batteries aboard Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and the subsequent grounding of the fleet. Given the potentially severe outcome of any system failure onboard an aircraft, it is clear that some of this attention is warranted, however, the sheer number of articles and column inches devoted to these incidents seems disproportionate to the actual events as reported.
If you’ve recently visited the NY-BEST website (and are a careful observer) you may have noticed that the main window has a new feature: the Member Spotlight. This will be an ongoing series highlighting NY-BEST members and their roles in New York’s growing energy storage industry.