Diversified Communications has acquired Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the largest conference, exhibition and networking event covering all applications of grid-connected energy storage in North America.
ESNA was previously produced by ESNA EXPO LLC, the tradeshow and conference connects utilities, developers, energy users, policy makers and other key stakeholders.
Diversified Communications will co-locate its premier solar + energy storage events in January 2021 to facilitate cross-vertical learnings, collaboration, and partnerships.
The investment not only grows Diversified Communications’ portfolio of events for the renewable energy industry but also signifies more commitment to supporting the new energy economy. Diversified had also acquired three of the leading solar + energy storage industry events from the Intersolar portfolio last year. Diversified Communications also owns and operates a 1.5 megawatt solar farm in Brunswick, Maine.
“Diversified Communications’ entry into the renewable energy industry began last year with our acquisition of the Intersolar North America, EES, and Power2Drive brands,” said Brian Cuthbert, Group Vice-President at Diversified Communications.
“Investing in Energy Storage North America further demonstrates our commitment to producing world-class events for this growing and increasingly vital industry.”
Over the past two years, energy storage has accounted for over 30% of the exhibition space at Intersolar North America.
ESNA will join Intersolar North America at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA, next January 12-14, 2021.
“We’re excited to add ESNA as a co-located event with Intersolar North America next year,” said Wes Doane, Intersolar North America Event Director. “Their unification reflects the consolidation occurring across the board as the solar, energy storage, and e-mobility industries mature – and improves our competitive advantage in a fast-moving marketplace. ISNA and ESNA attendees will now benefit through access to best-in-class content, an innovative and larger exhibition, and an ever-expanding networking platform.”
“This is a great addition to the existing Diversified Communications portfolio of renewable energy events that will strengthen their presence in the energy sector. They produce world-class events for this growing and increasingly vital industry. With the increasing demand of clean and renewable energy throughout the world, events like these will increase the efforts of reducing our carbon footprint and reduce the needs from fossil fuels,” said Nick Curci, President of M&A advisory firm Corporate Solutions, which acted for ESNA in the deal.
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit: www.divcom.com