Meeting the Challenge: 2017 ESS Safety Forum
The Meeting the Challenge: 2017 ESS Safety Forum will be held February 22-24, 2017, at the La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM, providing a platform for discussing the current state of ESS Safety (ESS-S) and mitigation strategies for improving cell- to system-level safety and reliability.Read More
DOE's Office of Electricity Discusses ESS
Michael Pesin and Imre Gyuk of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability discuss the state of research and implementation in energy storage technologies.Read More
2016 DOE/OE Peer Review
Presentations and posters from the 2016 DOE/OE Peer Review conference held Sept. 25-28 in Washington, DC, are now available for download from the Conference Archive’s event agenda.Read More
The ESS Program
The DOE Energy Storage Systems program collaborates with industry, academia, and other government institutions to develop advanced energy storage technologies, demonstrate the effectiveness of storage technologies and analyze policy options that will increase the reliability, performance, and competitiveness of electricity generation and transmission in utility-tied and off-grid systems. The program goals include the education and dissemination of information on…Read More
The U.S. DOE Energy Storage Systems Research Program (ESS), at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque NM (Sandia), has evolved over three decades of successful battery and power sources research, engineering, and testing, especially as storage technologies relate to electric utilities, renewables, and grid security. In the early 1950s, the U.S. government charged Sandia with a mission to develop power sources for our nation’s nuclear stockpile. That…Read More
The DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is addressing the need of the community for energy storage safety through the creation of the DOE OE Strategic Plan for Energy Storage Safety (PDF, 685 kb). This strategic plan addresses the need for incident preparedness, scientifically based and standardized safety validation techniques, and safety documentation. The Strategic Plan identifies gaps within these three areas and presents the desired end…Read More
Energy Storage Database
The DOE Global Energy Storage Database is the go-to source for unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date information on energy-storage projects and policies. The database is publicly accessible and simple to use, providing an open-access resource for detailed energy-storage project and policy information, and allowing users to contribute data through a third-party vetting process.
The ESS Mission
The goal of the ESS program is to develop advanced energy storage technologies and systems, in collaboration with industry, academia, and government institutions that will increase the reliability, performance, and competitiveness of electricity generation and transmission in the electric grid and in standalone systems.