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Making Connections at Energy Storage and Microgrid Conference

To foster the growth of clean energy technologies and microgrid applications, the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), Innovation Northeast, Hydrogen Energy Center (HEC) and the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION) are co-hosting the 2017 Energy Storage and Microgrid Conference at the Boston Marriott Newton on September 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The conference will feature several panel discussions by clean energy storage companies and government organizations, presentations from early stage technology companies that are seeking potential business partners and investors, and a diversified networking session. The panels will discuss various applications for energy storage and microgrid technologies and innovative business models to finance energy storage products that use electrochemical technologies such as traditional and novel battery chemistries, flow batteries, and/or hydrogen fuel cell systems.

"Energy storage technologies can provide improved energy reliability and better energy management, especially when coupled with intermittent renewable energy resources."

“Energy storage technologies can provide improved energy reliability and better energy management, especially when coupled with intermittent renewable energy resources,” commented Joel Rinebold, CCAT director, energy initiatives, and NEESC chairperson.  “There is an enormous opportunity for hydrogen and electrochemical technologies to play a major role in the energy storage market.”

According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association, the U.S. deployed 71 MW of energy storage in Q1 2017, a 276% increase from the 18.9 MW deployed in Q1 2016. GTM Research expects the U.S. energy storage market to grow to roughly 2.6 GW in 2022, almost 12 times the size of the 2016 market.

“This conference provides companies a rare chance to learn from industry experts as well as network with energy storage stakeholders,” said Brad Bradshaw, Conference Chair and President of Velerity, the Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (Innovation Northeast), and the Hydrogen Energy Center. 

For more information and to register for the 2017 Energy Storage and Microgrid Conference: Go to

The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster is a network of industry, academic, government and non-governmental leaders working together to provide energy storage solutions. The cluster is focused on the innovative development, production, promotion and deployment of hydrogen fuels and fuel cells to meet the pressing demand for energy storage solutions. The cluster is based in New York, New Jersey, and the New England States, and is funded through the US Small Business Administration’s Innovative Economies Initiative. NEESC is administered by CCAT.

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) is a nonprofit organization, headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., that advances innovation in applied technologies, IT strategies, STEM education, career development, and energy solutions. By creating and leading state, regional, and national partnerships, CCAT inspires and helps manufacturers, academia, government and nonprofit organizations to succeed. Learn more at, or follow CCAT on Twitter - @CCATInc