Global Energy Storage Alliance Appoints Dr. Rahul Walawalkar as Chairman

The appointment was announced at the GESA board meeting held this month in Pasadena, California, USA.

Dr. Walawalker

Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director of India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has been appointed as the Chair of Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA) for two years.

GESA is a consortium of six different energy storage alliances co-founded in 2014 by the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), China Energy Storage Alliance (CNESA), Germany Energy Storage Association (BVES), India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE).

The appointment was announced at the GESA board meeting held this month in Pasadena, California, USA. Dr. Walawalkar replaces Janice Lin of the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) who served as chairperson since 2014.

GESA was founded with a goal of advancing education, collaboration, knowledge and proven frameworks about the benefits of energy storage globally and how to incorporate it into the electric power system in a cost-effective way.

Dr. Walawalkar on the occasion said that, “It’s a privilege for us to be appointed as the chair of GESA. As a Chairman of GESA, I would like to build on the strong foundation laid in the past four years under the leadership of Janice Lin.”

He further said, “I will strive to enhance collaboration within GESA members and various international agencies working on various aspects related to energy storage technologies. I look forward to growing GESA’s reach to include various national associations that have been formed in the past four years so that they can benefit from the experience and learnings from GESA’s founding members.”

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