The Biden administration recently named Kelly Speakes-Backman, who previously served as CEO of the national Energy Storage Association (ESA), to the U.S. Department of Energy’s senior leadership team. The appointment highlights the strategic role that energy energy storage companies will play in achieving the global ambition to have a zero-emissions economy by 2050.
In an interview with EE Times, Ron MacDonald, President & CEO, Zinc8 Energy Solutions, told us why energy storage is central to our world’s modern energy ecosystem as it is critical to enable a resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable grid. Zinc8 Energy Solutions has developed battery technology that uses zinc and air as fuel and is working with the New York state on various installations. “Our technology resolves the intermittent and unpredictable nature of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar,” said MacDonald.