The U.S. Energy Storage Association, the national trade association for the American energy storage industry, announced that FirstLight Power’s CEO Alicia Barton has been awarded the Phil Symons Energy Storage Award.

The Phil Symons Energy Storage Award is presented each year to a recipient for their individual contributions to the advancement of energy storage. Alicia Barton was recognized this year for her leadership and implementation of clean energy programs in both New York and Massachusetts. As the CEO of FirstLight Power and former President and CEO at the New York State Energy and Research Authority, she recognizes energy storage as a critical component to our clean energy future.

“I am honored to accept this recognition which spotlights the role of states in pioneering our path to a clean energy future, with energy storage as a critical tool to accelerating our pace to a decarbonized electric grid that is reliable, resilient and affordable,” said Ms. Barton. “The urgency of the climate crisis demands that we act faster than ever to achieve that future; thank you to the U.S. Energy Storage Association for advancing the vision and policy ideas that will allow us to more quickly realize markets that value and compensate existing and new storage resources for the unique and important values these resources can deliver in our clean energy transition.”

See the full ESA press release here