ESA (U.S. Energy Storage Association) which holds its conference annually, decided to postpone it because of the situation with the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Reportedly, it’ll be delayed till late summer.
ESA decided to change the conference date from April 8-10, 2020 to August 26-28, 2020. This was announced by Kelly Speakes-Backman, the CEO of the Energy Storage Association.
“As you’ve likely seen in the news, major conferences and meetings – including industry-leading events such as CERAWeek, Mobile World Congress and Facebook F8 – are being cancelled or postponed. Many companies are restricting travel or have asked employees to work from home. In the coming weeks the uncertainty and potential travel restrictions may severely impact our ability to provide the full value of what this conference has become to the industry,” – Kelly Speakes-Backman writes on the official ESA website.
Also, Speakes-Backman highlights, that one of ESA’s top concerns is the health of all the future participants: spokesmen, delegates, its colleagues and partners. Moreover, since a couple of days ago, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the mentioned concerns are more than reasonable.
Meanwhile, coronavirus led to not only quarantines and travel restrictions. A number of international scientific, educational, sport and entertaining events are continuing being postponed or cancelled. FIFA congress, latest James Bond movie premiere, UEFA Europa League matches, just to mention a few. These actions are inevitable and absolutely necessary to fight the pandemic outbreak.
This year, Clarion Energy announced about its partnership with the U.S. Energy Storage Association. The collaboration is going to result in content at the two most remarkable electric industry conferences held by Clarion Energy: POWERGEN International and DistribuTECH International. The former is scheduled for December 8-10, 2020, and will take place in Orlando, Florida.
The POWERGEN International will involve 15,000 electricity generators, utilities and solution-providers that deal with power generation.