Request for Information on the Long Duration Energy Storage for Everyone, Everywhere.
Request for Information (RFI) on the Long Duration Energy Storage for Everyone, Everywhere (LD ESEE) Initiative
This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), on behalf of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), and in collaboration with the Office of Electricity (OE) and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). This RFI seeks public input to help inform DOE’s implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).1 The BIL is a once-in-a generation investment in infrastructure, which will grow a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable economy through enhancing U.S. competitiveness in the world, creating good jobs2 , and ensuring stronger access to economic and other benefits for disadvantaged communities, including rural areas, and for geographic areas within Tribal jurisdictions. The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding DOE’s implementation of three energy storage demonstration programs (1) Energy Storage Demonstration Projects (“Demo Projects”); (2) Energy Storage Pilot Grant Program (“Pilot Grants”); and (3) LongDuration Demonstration Initiative (“Demo Initiative”), 3 which are authorized under section 3201 of the Energy Act of 20204,5 . The BIL appropriated $505 million “to advance energy storage systems toward widespread commercial deployment by lowering the costs and increasing the duration of energy storage resources.”6 While section 3201 of the Energy Act is the programmatic statutory authority, section 41001 of the BIL served to “authorize” appropriations for the three energy storage programs listed above. For purposes of this RFI, “41001” is used collectively to refer to the three energy storage programs referenced above.
June 16, 2022
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