Fluence VP Kumaraswamy elected chairman of US Energy Storage Association

by Michael Green
Kiran Kumaraswamy: 'Energy storage at tipping point'. Photo: ESA
Kiran Kumaraswamy has been elected as chairman of the US Energy Storage Association (ESA).

Kumaraswamy, who is VP of market applications at US-based battery storage multinational Fluence, said energy storage was at the "tipping point, based on market demand and decarbonisation goals”.

"We’re expecting to see exponential growth in the coming decade for this billion-dollar industry," he said.

"I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the stellar team at ESA to advance policies that support the entire energy storage industry and our country’s long-term economic and environmental success.”

Kumaraswamy was among several newly-elected ESA board of directors officers for 2021-2022.

ESA’s interim CEO, Jason Burwen, said: "Our board represents diverse segments of our industry membership, and I am eager to work together on our broadly shared priorities in accelerating the storage market toward our vision of 100 GW of new energy storage by 2030 and educating stakeholders on the benefits of storage in creating a more reliable, efficient, sustainable, and affordable electric grid.”

Related articles in our archive:

Americas 'to succeed Asia Pacific as global energy storage market leader' by 2025

US 'set for energy storage boost under Biden administration'