SEIA selects new supervisor of storage to enhance policy advocacy as well as sector support

Nov 16, 2021 01:34 PM ET
  • The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has assigned US Department of Energy (DOE) proficient Jeremiah Miller as its new supervisor of storage markets and policy.
SEIA selects new supervisor of storage to enhance policy advocacy as well as sector support
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Miller, that signs up with from the DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), where he took care of US$ 60 million in r & d funding and worked as modern technology manager for the Solutions Combination group, will certainly "improve the organisation's policy advocacy and programmatic support for competitive energy storage," according to a SEIA media release.

In May, SEIA introduced the Storage Advocacy Network, a different brand name of the trade body in charge of pushing for federal as well as state-level policies that sustain the energy storage sector's advancement, as well as sector-specific study and also events.

At the time, SEIA CEO Abigail Ross Hopper claimed in a declaration that solar as well as storage are "inextricably linked" modern technologies that, if integrated, can better increase the US' net-zero targets.

And also in July, SEIA contacted Congress to money a brand-new programme from the Biden Administration that intended to decrease the cost of grid-scale, long-duration energy storage by 90% by 2030.

Talking about the appointment of Miller, Ross Hopper said SEIA was "anxious to take our energy storage advocacy to the following level" which "energy storage is a vital part of our Solar+ Decade vision, but we need to release storage 45 times faster to reach 30% solar generation by 2030."

Miller, a signed up engineer who has experience in grid modernisation preparation and climate modification reduction, claimed: "Energy storage expenses have actually dropped 50% over the last five years, and also this is transforming how we prepare, style as well as operate energy systems", adding that he was eagerly anticipating dealing with SEIA participants to broaden energy storage use.

SEIA claimed it has protected a "number of recent storage success" for the sector, including new affiliation policies for solar-plus-storage installations in Colorado, as well as a 60% cords charge reduction for standalone energy storage in Southern California Edison area.

The trade body is advocating for a 30% investment tax obligation credit scores for standalone energy storage as part of the framework legislation presently being negotiated by Congress.

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