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    SEIA STRENGTHENS STAFF WITH ENERGY STORAGE AND GRID MODERNIZATION EXPERT


    November 16, 2021 - States News Service

     

      The following information was released by the Solar Energy Industries Association:

      The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is expanding its energy storage advocacy with the addition of Jeremiah Miller as its new director of storage markets and policy.

      In this role, Miller, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) veteran, will enhance the organization's policy advocacy and programmatic support for competitive energy storage deployment. Earlier this year, SEIA launched the Storage Advocacy Network to formalize its state and federal advocacy work on energy storage, and Miller will help lead this venture to create and expand markets for energy storage.

      "SEIA is the leading voice for the competitive solar and storage market, and we're eager to take our energy storage advocacy to the next level with Jeremiah's expertise," said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA. "Energy storage is a key part of our Solar+ Decade vision, but we need to deploy storage 45 times faster to reach 30% solar generation by 2030. The work we do now to enable storage deployment will be critical, and we're excited to expand this important work."

      Miller joins SEIA from the DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), where he oversaw $60 million in research and development grants while serving as a technology manager for the Systems Integration team. Prior to this role, he was a senior power systems smart grid analyst for Smarter Grid Solutions.

      Miller has been a registered Professional Engineer since 2013 and has extensive experience working with solar, energy storage, and energy efficiency technologies. He also has expertise in climate change mitigation strategies and grid modernization planning for massive renewable energy deployment.

      "Energy storage costs have dropped 50% over the last 5 years, and this is changing how we plan, design and operate energy systems," Miller said. "SEIA members are at the forefront of these innovations and grid transformation trends. I'm looking forward to working with them to expand energy storage use so we can meet our ambitious climate goals and build more just and resilient community infrastructure."

      SEIA's Storage Advocacy Network advocates for state and federal policies that scale competitive energy storage deployment, increase private sector investment in storage and create well-paying jobs across the entire storage value chain. SEIA's advocacy will span state capitals and will be present on Capitol Hill and in state and federal regulatory bodies across the country.

      SEIA has earned a number of recent storage wins, including new interconnection rules for solar + storage installations in Colorado, and a 60% wires charge reduction for standalone energy storage in Southern California Edison territory. As Congress negotiates infrastructure legislation, SEIA is advocating for a 30% investment tax credit for standalone energy storage.

      Learn about the energy storage market and SEIA's policy priorities at seia.org/storage.

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      About SEIA:

      The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy.

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