Thought leadership with Stem’s Ted Ko on a resilient grid, energy storage, and policy

Energy resilience is critically important especially now as we approach hurricane, tornado and fire season in North America. But Ted Ko, VP of policy at energy storage firm Stem, says we are not moving nearly quickly enough. In the video below Ko explains his views on how the transition to a resilient grid is going.

Next Ko explains why energy storage is critical for a resilient grid — how it enables resiliency and why policymakers should focus on it. By the way, Ko said he was in Washington, DC last fall presenting the energy storage case to the U.S. congress last fall.

Ko has been in the technology and policy space for a decade and believes that for energy policy across the last 75 years has failed to evolve fast enough in the face of the many threats our country faces. He explains why below.

And how about some advice to lawmakers, regulators and other governing bodies as they set about creating policy that will enable the resilience grid of the future. Watch to hear what he would like policymakers to think about before they start releasing funds!

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