WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) participated in a forum on the future of energy delivery entitled Energy Across America: A Policy Discussion on Microgrid Technology hosted by The Hill.
During the forum, Heinrich highlighted on the importance of energy storage, modernizing our electric grid, and the clean energy economy.
VIDEO: Watch Senator Heinrich at Energy Across America: A Policy Discussion hosted by The Hill
Heinrich, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Senate Armed Services Committee, is a leading voice on building a more secure and robust 21st century energy infrastructure, which is critical to realizing the nation's true clean energy potential and creating jobs.
Heinrich introduced the Energy Storage Promotion and Deployment Act to create America's first energy storage standard. The bill would establish an energy storage portfolio standard for electric utility companies.
Heinrich also secured key provisions to promote energy workforce development, reduce government energy usage, and protect the U.S. electric grid in the Energy Policy and Modernization Act of 2015, a bipartisan energy package that cleared the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.