Noon to 1:00 p.m. (PDT), Thursday, April 13
PANEL MODERATOR: Jennifer Yoshimura (PNNL)
Featuring energy storage for social equity (ES4SE) community participants:
Abel Thompson, Organizer for Together New Orleans (LA)
Marie Kills Warrior, Energy Research and Project Developer at Honor the Earth (MN)
Victoria Flowers, Environmental Scientist and Compliance Coordinator for the Oneida Nation (WI)
For this interactive panel, PNNL energy justice and equity advisor Jennifer Yoshimura will host communities that are participating in a DOE Office of Electricity, Energy Storage Program initiative called “Energy Storage for Social Equity” (ES4SE). You will hear from panelists about their energy and community goals and their experiences working with and partnering with national labs—PNNL and Sandia—to help inform their decisions in short- and long-term strategic planning and implementation. Communities will share what they need from technologies and partnerships (government, local, public, private) to build and increase social value and equity into future infrastructure development.