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Electricity Storage Association Honors Industry Luminary with Annual Leadership Award

May 8, 2012

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Electricity Storage Association (ESA) is pleased to announce the 2012 recipient of the ESA’s annual Phil Symons Electricity Storage Award is Terry Boston, President and Chief Executive Officer, PJM Interconnection. Mr. Boston was presented with the award at the ESA 22nd Annual Meeting, held in Washington D.C., on May 2-4, 2012.

Mr. Boston was recognized for his outstanding leadership within the energy industry, having dedicated more than forty years to the advancement of electricity grid initiatives. As the chief of PJM Interconnection, he oversees the security, reliability, and safety of the United States’ bulk power system. PJM Interconnection is the largest power grid in North America and the largest electricity market in the world.

“Terry Boston is recognized as a key leader in the electric sector in the U.S. and abroad,” said ESA Chairman, Chris Shelton. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to honor his commitment to encouraging reliable and cost effective energy storage throughout his career.”

ESA Executive Director, Brad Roberts, added “Terry Boston brings a visionary approach to optimizing the way our nation’s power grid functions. When the Symons award was first conceived, we envisioned the recipient possessing the same exemplary attitude and character that Dr. Symons possessed. Terry epitomizes the type of leadership and vision needed to move the electricity storage industry forward.

The Phil Symons Electricity Storage Award is awarded each year by the ESA. The award was created in 2006 in honor and remembrance of the leadership and vision of Dr. Phil Symons in the development and growth of ESA and the electricity storage industry. Dr. Symons was the Chairman of the ESA during a transitional time for the organization. His leadership and guidance were critical in setting the organization on a path for growth. Previous winners include John Boyes, Imre Gyuk, William Hassenzahl, Jim McDowall, Ali Nourai, Brad Roberts, and Rick Winter.

About Terry Boston:
Mr. Boston has served for over three years as CEO of PJM Interconnection. Mr. Boston is past chair of the North American Transmission Forum, dedicated to excellence in performance and sharing industry best practices. He was one of eight industry experts selected to direct the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) investigation of the August 2003 Northeast/Midwest blackout.

Mr. Boston was chosen by Intelligent Utilities Magazine as one of its Top 11 Industry Movers and Shakers in 2011, and his leadership was instrumental to PJM winning the Platts 2010 Global Leadership Award. In 2011, Mr. Boston was honored with the “Leadership in Power” award from the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

In addition, Mr. Boston serves as a U.S. vice president of the International Council of Large Electric Systems and as vice president of the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions.

About the ESA:
The non-profit ESA is the world’s premier electricity storage trade organization, established to foster development and commercialization of energy storage technologies. The membership includes utilities, equipment developers and manufacturers, national laboratories, system designers and academia, making ESA the leading forum for promoting a better understanding of the benefits of storage on the electricity grid. For more information about the ESA please visit www.electricitystorage.org.

Media Contact:
Rich O’Neill
Electricity Storage Association
202.293.0537
r.oneill@electricitystorage.org

SOURCE Electricity Storage Association


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