The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, announced that EVgo’s executive vice president for business development, Julie Blunden, has been added to ESA’s board of directors. Blunden will serve as a director for the remainder of the 2018 – 2019 term after the position became vacant in May.
Blunden is experienced in expanding EVgo’s partnerships with automakers, utilities, governments, site hosts and mobility providers and will enrich the ESA board by sharing her expertise in the electrification of the US transportation sector. Her knowledge also includes more than three decades of executive experience in the electric power industry, including senior roles at SunPower, Green Mountain Energy, KEMA Xenergy, and SunEdison, as well as serving as CEO, president and director of ClimateWorks Foundation.
“I am honored to be appointed to the Energy Storage Association’s board of directors,” said Blunden. “The nexus of energy storage and transportation electrification is a focal point of today’s electricity market transformation, with customer demand and declining price points driving widespread, cost-effective deployments in both sectors. I look forward to working with the ESA board, its staff and its members to build out a strategy that harnesses both the power and transportation sectors to realize the energy storage industry’s goal of achieving 35 gigawatts of new storage resources by 2025.”
Source: Energy Storage Association
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