NAATBatt teams to tackle industry issues

The National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt) is creating two subcommittees to tackle issues debated at its Washington, USA, meeting last week. The first will study ways to get federal agencies such as the Department of Defense to buy advanced battery systems and electric vehicles.

The second will consider ways to promote funding for programmes that train workers in installing and servicing electricity storage systems, says the Alliance in a blog posting.

Conference round-up

Marcus Evans will host the 3rd Annual Electric Energy Storage Conference from January 8-10, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ. This year’s event has the catchy title of Assessing the Technological and Economic Potential of Electric Storage Operations for Real-Time Applications.

Meanwhile the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt) will be holding its 2013 Annual Meeting and Symposium from Wednesday January 16, 2013 to Friday January 18, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas.

The most enticing aspect for us was the promise on the conference site that: “NAATBatt… shamelessly puts the profits from its programmes into the stomachs of its members…  The welcome BBQ dinner will continue this tradition.” Our advice: get down to Texas and bring a big napkin.