Issue No.14 - Spring 2022
POWER PLAYERS - Our Partners
The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) is a dynamic association of leading energy storage companies, research institutions and government partners dedicated to catalyzing the burgeoning energy storage industry. Our comprehensive programming is designed to advance research, promote commercialization, educate decision-makers and otherwise grow the energy storage market.

NY-BEST provides a strong voice in shaping new industry policies and valuable assets to organizations seeking to grow in New York State, including the BEST Test and Commercialization Center, which provides state-of-the-art testing capabilities. We are an important connector in New York’s strong energy storage ecosystem, covering all stages of product development and deployment.

ADVISOR 411 - Our Board
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
New York Power Authority
As one of the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) highest-ranking executives, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center Advisory Board Member Sarah Salati manages the authority’s wholesale and retail operations, including oversight of $2 billion in annual revenues from NYPA’s power-generating assets.

She also leads NYPA’s customer-facing business lines, providing energy-advisory services on projects ranging from turnkey energy-efficiency projects to solar and energy storage installations to electric vehicle-charging infrastructure.

During her NYPA tenure, Sarah has grown the authority’s distributed-energy resource pipeline from 10 megawatts to more than 300 MWs while managing a $300 million annual portfolio of energy-efficiency projects, creating significant direct-energy savings and greenhouse-gas emission reductions.

Committed to NYPA’s dual mission of reducing energy consumption and costs, Sarah has also led the authority’s grid-scale business-development team, which is focused on bulk-transmission and advanced storage projects that promote the integration of large-scale renewable-energy initiatives.

A frequent presenter at national energy events, Sarah is also the executive sponsor of the Women in Power Employee Resource Group, which empowers women to advance through the energy industry.

Before joining NYPA in 2018, Sarah spent 13 years at the AES Corporation, where she traveled the globe – including roles in England and Hungary – as part of her strategic, operational and innovation-focused roles.

The mother of three earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.
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