Welcome and Keynote Conversation: The Storage Decade

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Jason Burwen
U.S. Energy Storage Association, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Jason Burwen is Chief Executive Officer at the U.S. Energy Storage Association, where he has led the U.S. storage industry’s policy and advocacy engagement since 2015. Previously, Jason was the Associate Director for Energy Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he directed research and advocacy on U.S. energy R&D and tax policy. He also served as staff director of the American Energy Innovation Council, a group of CEOs led by Bill Gates to advocate for greater U.S. federal investments in clean energy technology development. Jason has also consulted to utilities on demand response program design at FSC Group/Nexant and reviewed utility renewable energy procurement contracting for the California Public Utilities Commission. Jason holds masters degrees from the University of California – Berkeley’s Energy and Resource Group and Goldman School of Public Policy, as well as a bachelors degree from Columbia University.

Hal Harvey
Energy Innovation, Chief Executive Officer

Hal Harvey is the CEO of Energy Innovation, a San Francisco-based energy and environmental policy firm. Since its inception in 2012, Energy Innovation has delivered high-quality research and analysis to policymakers around the world and across a range of jurisdictions to help inform their energy policy decisions.

From 1991-2002, Hal served as founder and CEO of the Energy Foundation, a philanthropy supporting policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency. He then helped establish Energy Foundation China, the European Climate Foundation, and the Indian Sustainable Energy Foundation. From 2002-2008, he served as Environment Program Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Hal has served on energy panels appointed by Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton, and has published two books and dozens of articles on energy and national security issues. He is President of the Board of Directors of the New-Land Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of Fifth Third Bank, Vice Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for Mercator Climate Center, and a Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Paulson Institute. Hal was awarded the Heinz Award for the Environment in 2016, was honored with the United Nation’s Clean Air and Climate Change Award in 2018, and received the California Air Resources Board’s Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award in 2019.

Early in his career, Hal designed and built solar homes, and built an electric car for his commute. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University in Engineering, specializing in Energy Planning.


Welcome to the Charging ‘20s. Energy storage has moved into a phase of accelerated deployment. How will larger power sector and policy trends affect the trajectory of storage over the next decade? And how will storage technologies reshape those larger trends? Gain the long view on the future of your storage business. 

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