Kirkland co-hosted the 2021 U.S. DOE Energy Storage Financing Summit with Mustang Prairie Energy. The two-part event focused on cost and revenue certainty for energy storage project development and operation and translating that into greater transparency to financial institutions, as well as providing program attendees with deeper insights into this emerging asset class to facilitate further investment. These studies are part of the U.S. DOE’s outreach effort to the financial industry to promote market development through reducing barriers to entry, reducing transaction costs and promoting wider access to low cost capital.
Speakers will include representatives from the U.S. DOE, the California Energy Commission and industry experts who have experience with the challenges and opportunities of investing in energy storage projects.
DOE Energy Storage Program:
- Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy
- Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Advanced Grid Research and Development, U.S. Department of Energy
- Mike Gravely, Deputy Division Chief of the Energy Research and Development Division, California Energy Commission