Energy Storage Grand Challenge RFI Response Time Extended to August 31st
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has extended the deadline for the Request for Information (RFI) for stakeholder input on the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Draft Roadmap to August 31, 2020.
The Draft Roadmap, released by DOE on July 14, 2020, outlines a Department-wide strategy to accelerate innovation across a range of storage technologies based on three concepts: Innovate Here, Make Here, Deploy Everywhere. The Draft Roadmap includes five tracks:
The Technology Development Track will focus DOE’s ongoing and future energy storage R&D around user centric goals and long-term leadership.
The Manufacturing and Supply Chain Track will develop technologies, approaches, and strategies for U.S. manufacturing that support and strengthen U.S. leadership in innovation and continued at-scale manufacturing.
The Technology Transition Track will work to ensure that DOE’s R&D transitions to domestic markets through field validation, public private partnerships, bankable business model development, and the dissemination of high quality market data.
The Policy and Valuation Track will provide data, tools, and analysis to support policy decisions and maximize the value of energy storage.
The Workforce Development Track will educate the workforce, who can then research develop, design, manufacture, and operate energy storage systems.
Launched by U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette in January 2020, the Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC) is a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage.