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.

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. 

Fluence Energy, a Siemens and AES company, is a global energy storage technology solutions and services company that combines the agility of a technology company with the expertise, vision, and financial backing of two industry powerhouses. Established in 2018, as the successor to industry pioneers AES Energy Storage and Siemens energy storage, Fluence's goal is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. The company offers proven energy storage technology solutions designed to address the diverse needs and challenges of customers in a rapidly transforming energy landscape, providing design, delivery and integration in over 160 countries. Fluence works closely with customers during every step of their journey and provides advisory, financing, and project lifecycle services. To date, Fluence's teams have deployed or been awarded a market-leading 56 projects with a total capacity of 485 MW in 15 countries.

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.

Lockheed Martin provides safe, cost-effective, bankable, and intelligent energy storage systems for applications from behind-the-meter C&I to wholesale interconnected storage.  Our turn-key product offerings for the commercial energy storage sector utilize a range of chemistries to deliver least-cost, best-fit solutions to meet our customers’ energy storage needs.  Lockheed Martin is also developing a high-performance low-cost flow battery, based on a proprietary chemistry, that is tailored for long-duration energy 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.

NEXTrackera Flex company, advances the power plant of the future with solar tracker and energy storage innovations to increase performance and reduce costs for solar power plants. As the #1 tracker supplier worldwide with over 11 GW of trackers sold, NEXTracker is globally recognized for delivering advanced and reliable PV solutions for hundreds of projects accross five continents. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Company has offices in India, Europe, China, Latin America, and Austrialia. For more information, visit: and following the Company on Twitter @NEXTracker. 

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SCN-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provides comprehensive end-to-end project solutions - including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, custruction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance - to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's more respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. 

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.

Southwest Generation is a growing, privately held, independent power producer based in Denver, CO. On behalf of its owners and partners, Southwest Generation develops, owns, and operates utility-scale generation that is competitive, flexible, and clean. Its platform currently consists of 900 MW of generation in California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Southwest Generation's flexible power generation helps keep electricity flowing reliably to homes and businesses across the Southwest. 

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.