U.S. Department of Energy has announced launch of the ‘Energy Storage Grand Challenge’ to create and sustain American global leadership in energy storage utilization and exports, with a secure domestic manufacturing supply chain that is independent of foreign sources of critical materials, by 2030.
The Grand Challenge builds on the $158 million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative announced in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. Energy Storage Grand Challenge is a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies.
The Challenge will focus on technology development, technology transfer from research to system design to private sector adoption, policy and valuation, strengthening U.S. based manufacturing and recyclability to reduce dependence on foreign sources of critical materials and capacity building to develp workforce to meet the needs of the advanced electric grid and energy storage value chain.
DOE plans stakeholders consultation to share information about various storage technologies and learn about current barriers to deployment. DOE will shape the work accordingly to bring those technologies to market. DOE envisages to develop a coordinated R&D roadmap to 2030 which will be guided by a set of grid applications use cases.
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Source : Energy.gov