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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10th annual Market Development Forum on February 28, Berkeley CA

CESA's exclusive Market Development Forum brings together over 200 executives (CESA members and special guests) for an intimate meeting focused on growing the energy storage marketplace in California. View the agenda.

CESA Members Meeting on March 1, Berkeley CA

At CESA's annual Members Meeting, members hear the latest updates from utility procurement officers and CESA staff on the hottest topics in energy storage.

These exclusive events are only open to current 2018 members of CESA. Contact Sarah Busch at sbusch@storagealliance.org to join!

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.