About Us

The California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) is a 501c(6) membership-based advocacy group committed to advancing the role of energy storage in the electric power sector through policy development, education, outreach, and research.

Our membership includes technology manufacturers, project developers, systems integrators, consulting firms, and other clean tech industry leaders.

We are technology and business-model neutral, and are supported solely by the contributions and coordinated activities of our members.

CESA was founded in January 2009 by Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting LLC, and Don Liddell, Principal of Douglass & Liddell.

To become a member, please contact us!

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Register Today for CESA's Next Webinar

On August 22 from 1-2pm PST, Keith Martin will join CESA to present a detailed webinar covering the nuts and bolts of energy storage project finance and important tax considerations for project developers, owners and financiers. A 40-minute overview presentation will be followed by 20 minutes of open question and answers where participants can get any pressing tax and finance questions answered. 

Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/357359255293423107

If you wish to just dial in, you can call 951-384-3421 and use access code 696-141-837.

Keith Martin is a partner with NY-based Chadbourne & Parke LLP. He is co-head of the Chadbourne project finance group which has 93 lawyers and did $53.5 billion in project financings in the past two years. Keith is a transactional lawyer who worked last year for 142 companies, and is one of the top renewable energy and energy storage tax and project finance experts in the world.

Focus Areas

DOE Global Energy Storage Database

Free, up-to-date information on grid-connected energy storage: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/

AB 2514 Implementation: Storage OIR

1.325GW of cost effective energy storage by 2020. CESA is focused on implementation.

Long-Term Procurement Planning

Rules governing storage adoption in the state are being decided now.

Behind-the-Meter Storage

Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) and Permanent Load Shifting (PLS)

Renewable Integration

Renewable integration is a key priority for the CPUC and CalISO. Storage is an enabling technology.