In Washington, so many energy subjects are framed in a partisan binary. Pro- or anti-bailout. Renewable energy supporter or opponent. Climate change is real or a hoax.
As an energy leader, where you come down on an issue shapes who you can talk to in Washington to address it, and one organization has found a way to expand its tent by appealing to both sides of the partisan melee.
The Energy Storage Association had a big year in 2018, cresting with the approval of FERC Order 841, the first federal directive on storage participation in wholesale markets. Their success is the product of a concerted lobbying effort that’s seen them win bipartisan allies both on the Hill and at the Commission.
How is ESA navigating the polarized politics of Washington? Host Gavin Bade spoke with CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman and Vice President of Policy Jason Burwen to find out.
Also in this episode: midterm election analysis with Utility Dive's Iulia Gheorghiu and Catherine Morehouse.