Energy storage provider Highview Power has appointed Salvatore Minopoli as Vice-President of Highview Power USA, to focus on driving the development of projects in the eastern US market.

Most recently the general manager of power origination and project development at Wärtsilä, Minopoli brings more than 30 years of US energy industry experience to the Highview Power executive team, including extensive development and execution of utility-scale projects in both regulated and merchant energy markets.

President and CEO of Highview Power, Javier Cavada, said, “We could not be happier to welcome Salvatore to the Highview Power team. His reputation and experience in the US will be a great help to deliver our growing pipeline of projects in the United States.”

Minopoli added, “Not only does Highview Power have the technology to help deliver a world powered by 100% renewable energy, but also an extremely talented team. I’m delighted to be joining such an experienced and visionary group of energy industry professionals.”

According to BloombergNEF, the energy storage market is expected to reach 2,850GWh by 2040, requiring $662bn of investment.

With four different giga-scale projects announced thus far in the US, and more in the pipeline, the market presents a unique opportunity for Highview Power to rapidly deploy its cryogenic energy storage system.

Highview Power said its CRYOBattery™ provides the only freely locatable energy storage solution on the market today that delivers clean, reliable, and cost-efficient long-duration energy storage with grid synchronous inertia.