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Goderich energy storage facility wins ESNA Innovation award

December 11, 2019 | By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk

Photo: Hydrostor

Energy Storage North America (ESNA), a networking event for policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, has announced the winners of this year’s ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards. The awards were presented at the 7th annual Energy Storage North America Conference and Expo, held at the San Diego Convention Center.

ESNA Innovation Award winners were chosen following a public, online voting process that received over 2,500 votes across three categories: Front-of-Meter, Behind-the-Meter and Microgrids. The winner in each category was selected for their impact on the energy storage ecosystem, services supplied to customers and the grid, unique technology solutions, financing or partnerships.

The Goderich Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage Facility, located in Goderich, Ont., won the Innovation Award in the Front-of-Meter Storage category. The facility is powered by Hydrostor.

Other Innovation Award winners include:


Behind-the-Meter Storage: Connected Solutions powered by National Grid – Waltham, Massachusetts

Microgrids: Nantucket Battery Energy Storage System powered by National Grid

ESNA Champion Awards recognize individuals from the utility and policy sectors who have demonstrated significant leadership in advancing the role of energy storage to achieve a cleaner, more reliable and more resilient electricity grid. The winners of the ESNA Champion Awards are:

Utility Champion: Martin Adams, General Manager and Chief Engineer, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Policy Champion: Alicia Barton, President and Chief Executive Office, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

“The individuals and organizations we’re recognizing with this year’s ESNA Awards have made significant contributions to the growth and maturation of energy storage as a mainstream grid resource,” said Janice Lin, Energy Storage North America Conference Chair. “Their dynamic leadership and skillful execution serve as greatly needed role models for the global clean energy transformation.”

ESNA brings together utilities, developers, energy users, policy makers and other key stakeholders from around the world to advance understanding and deployment of energy storage, and ultimately build a cleaner, more affordable and more resilient grid.

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