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How energy storage buyers can mitigate upstream supply chain risk

In this pv magazine Webinar, we will discuss potential traceability risks in the lithium-ion battery supply chain, explain how buyers of energy storage systems can take action on their responsible supply chain, and show the steps that parties can take to mitigate those risks and improve vendor accountability.


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As seen from the PV industry’s experience, navigating shifting policies and tightening trade regulations is no easy business. Project delays and increased demands for transparency from both buyers and investors have become a major concern.

As the battery energy storage system (BESS) sector takes off, new levels of due diligence will need to be defined to avoid major implications for the global supply chain. And the discussion needs to take place now.

In this pv magazine Webinar, we will seek to inform buyers how to prepare for greater scrutiny of their supply chain and to pre-emptively improve accountability. The attendees will walk away with a better understanding about what steps invested parties can take to mitigate risk in the BESS products they are procuring or investing in.

Our presenters from Clean Energy Associates (CEA), Andreas Savva, applications engineer energy storage, Raiene Santana, energy and sustainability engineer, and Mike Scott, manager QA and ESG, will help us understand the complexities of the lithium-ion battery supply chain and how to identify potential ESG risks.

Responsible BESS supply chain policy fits into broader concepts of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations.

Drawing from the lessons learned with solar’s UFLPA in the US and other government legislation requiring supply chain transparency, CEA will discuss how to address potential challenges in implementing traceability efforts and ensuring a secure supply chain.

pv magazine Webinar content:

  • Overview of the BESS supply chain
  • Identification of key raw materials and potential ESG risks
  • How to navigate supply chain challenges, including lessons learned from solar
  • A step-by-step traceability roadmap to improve accountability
  • Potential challenges with implementing traceability efforts and how to address them
  • Q&A

Questions can be submitted beforehand in the comments window when registering or in the chat during the live webinar. Marija Maisch, editor at pv magazine Global, will be the moderator of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.


Andreas Savva | Applications Engineer Energy Storage, CEA

Andreas Savva brings over 3 years of experience in battery research and development. He is experienced with lithium-ion and alkaline zinc battery chemistries. Andreas holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from NJIT and MS in Materials Science and Engineering from Boise State University.

Raiene Santana | Energy and Sustainability Engineer, CEA

Raiene Santana has over five years of experience in the solar PV industry and works as an energy and sustainability engineer at Clean Energy Associates. She is an enthusiastic and passionate professional, eager to champion best practices in the solar industry. Prior to joining CEA, she was involved in creating the traceability protocol used to track raw materials throughout the solar supply chain. Her role as a researcher was to provide general oversight on the direction of renewable energy policy and its business impact on stakeholders. Mrs. Santana holds a bachelor's and master's degree in energy engineering.

Mike Scott | Manager QA and ESG, CEA

Dr. Michael Scott has more than 19 years of experience ranging from academic research to high volume manufacturing. Before joining CEA, he worked in several highly technical engineering and leadership positions at SunPower and SolarWorld. Prior to his work in c-Si manufacturing, Mike studied 3rd generation thin-film PV technologies in graduate school and professional research. He holds a PhD in Chemistry and his research focused on charge separation and transport in photovoltaic devices.

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