Board Members

Board Members

Board Members represent the highest tier of CESA membership. Each organization at the Board Member level is expected to guide decision-making and set the regulatory/legislative agenda within CESA, designate a representative from the organization to attend Board meetings, and represent the energy storage industry as leaders in California.

Founded in 2009, 8minutenergy Renewables is the nation's largest independent developer of solar PV projects. To date, 8minutenergy has nearly 5.5 GW under development in North America, been awarded 1.5 GW in power purchase agreements, and is developing some of the largest solar plants in the world, including the 800 MW Mount Signal Solar Farm in California. 8minutenergy has an unmatched ability to produce affordable clean energy and to deliver strong financial returns on utility-scale solar projects. 

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) installs advanced energy storage systems in buildings to lower energy costs for consumers and provide clean, instant load reduction to electric utilities. AMS is committed to building a more efficient, more resilient electric grid.

AES Energy Storage develops, owns and operates grid-scale advanced storage projects. We serve power markets, generators and utilities with 150 MW of battery based energy storage resources in operation and 1000 MW in development. Our industry leading projects are bringing the next generation of flexible capacity to the power grid through advanced energy storage technologies that are scalable, commercially viable and emission free.

AltaGas, a Canadian corporation, is a North American diversified energy infrastructure business with a focus on owning and operating assets to provide clean and affordable energy to its customers. In August 2016, AltaGas signed a 10-year agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE) to build, own, and operate a 20-MW energy storage system at its Pomona facility. This is among the largest battery storage projects in North America.

Demand Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America, Inc., has developed a best-in-class Distributed Energy Network Optimization System (DEN.OSä) that maximizes the economic returns of behind-the-meter storage systems alone, or in combination with distributed generation (DG). The company provides a turnkey solution (hardware, software and services) that ties together modeling, design and simulation with installation and operational monitoring, control, and financial optimization, to deploy storage-plus-DG systems at speed and scale. The DEN.OS software platform was designed as a scalable end-to-end solution that delivers differentiated value across the entire project life cycle, able to support utility-side, behind-the-meter and microgrid projects.

East Penn Manufacturing Company, a privately-held company founded in 1946, operates one of the largest single-site, lead-acid battery manufacturing facilities in the world. The company produces high quality batteries and battery accessories for the automotive, commercial, marine, industrial, stationary, and specialty markets. East Penn manufactures the Deka UltraBattery® at its state-of-the-art facility in Lyon Station, PA.

Ecoult delivers complete energy storage solutions and modules powered by the breakthrough Deka UltraBattery® technology – a hybrid lead-acid energy storage device containing both an Ultracapacitor and a battery in a common electrolyte. Ecoult’s solutions manage intermittencies, smooth power and shift energy in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound way – the energy storage of choice for grid ancillary services, wind and solar farms, remote microgrids, dual purpose and diesel microgrid efficiency applications. 

LG Chem, founded in 1947, is a worldwide leading manufacturer of Li-Ion and Li-Ion Polymer batteries. LG Chem has an established global footprint, including a strong U.S. presence, and its Li-Ion batteries have been selected by major manufacturers and OEMs worldwide for consumer electronics, electric vehicle, and utility grid storage applications.

LS Power, founded in 1990, is an independent power company with offices in New York, New Jersey, Missouri and California. LS Power is a developer, owner, operator and investor in power generation and electric transmission infrastructure throughout the United States. Since its inception, LS Power has developed, constructed, managed or acquired more than 28,000 MW of competitive power generation and 470 miles of transmission infrastructure, for which it has raised over $27 billion in debt and equity financing. In the Western US, LS Power has successfully developed, constructed and is now operating two large scale Solar Photo Voltaic projects, Centinela Solar Energy (170 MW) and Arlington Valley Solar Energy (125 MW).

Magnum CAES is a developer of a compressed air energy storage project at the Western Energy Hub. This project will be one of three CAES facilities in operation worldwide, and will store renewable generation that will produce reliable, clean, and dispatchable electricity. 

NextEra Energy Resources is the competitive energy subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., a Fortune 200 company and one of the nation’s largest clean energy providers. NextEra Energy Resources is primarily awholesale power generator, operating power plants and selling the output to utilities, retail electricity providers,power cooperatives, municipal electric providers and large industrial companies. NextEra Energy Resources has a portfolio of facilities, totaling more than 16,700 net megawatts of generatingcapacity in the United States and Canada. Approximately 95 percent of NextEra Energy Resources’ electricity is derived from clean or renewable sources, including wind, solar, hydro, natural gas and nuclear energy.

NRG Energy is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 500 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers – Reliant, Green Mountain Energy, Energy Plus and NRG Residential Solutions – serve more than 2 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

SolarCity is a national leader in clean energy services, making clean energy available to homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations at a lower cost than they pay for energy generated by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. SolarCity installs systems to the highest engineering standards while making the switch simple for customers. SolarCity has revolutionized the way energy is delivered by giving customers a cleaner, more affordable alternative to their monthly utility bill.

Stem provides Intelligent Energy Storage Systems that reduce power costs, increase operational efficiencies, maximize renewable generation value and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Wellhead Electric, with its affiliates, develops, owns and operates nine power generation facilities.  WPower, Wellhead’s women-owned business affiliate, currently owns one of the operating projects and two to-be-built solar projects.  Over 400 MW from Wellhead-affiliated projects currently are providing California’s electrical system with flexible reliable sources of energy that support the grid and the transition to a cleaner energy future.  Wellhead is also developing solar and storage projects critical to achieving the cleaner energy grid.  Since starting business in 1982, Wellhead has developed over 20 generating projects.