Energy Storage Technologies: Developments, Issues and Outlook


June 9, 2020 – 1:15 to 2:45 PM EDT

The future of clean energy on the electricity grid, grid modernization and power system resilience overall depend on the ability to store energy because of the intermittency of renewable energy sources. Watch the Security and Sustainability Forum and George Washington University’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute in a review of the status of energy storage technologies (batteries, hydro, electrolysis and new innovations) and the implication for energy project financing with Alejandro Moreno, Director of the Water Power Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and Stratos Tavoulareas, former International Finance Corporation and current George Washington University power engineer.

Meet the Speakers

Alejandro Moreno is the Director for the Water Power Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In this role, he manages efforts to develop and commercialize innovative technologies and market solutions for clean, domestic power generation from hydropower and marine energy resources across the United States. Between his stints at DOE, he served in the energy groups of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, where he designed and led regulatory reform programs to spur investment in clean energy and rural electrification.

Stratos Tavoulareas has 40 years of experience in the power sector worldwide. He combines broad sector experience (in policy, regulation, sectoral reforms, planning and strategy) with a deep understanding of power technologies (thermal, renewables and hydro) and project finance. He has been involved in cutting-edge technologies and entrepreneurial ventures. Stratos has held leading positions with the International Finance Corp, private engineering/advisory firms, and power plant suppliers. Stratos has extensive work experience in Africa, Central Asia, China, Eastern Europe, Japan, Middle East, South and East Asia, and North America.