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ESS

Department of Energy logo ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS PROGRAM (ESS)

A U.S. Department of Energy Program


The ESS Mission...

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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.

The ESS Program...

ESS has been instrumental in the research & development of energy storage technologies and applications since the 1970s, especially as storage relates to electric utilities, renewables, and grid security. Learn More about energy storage and our role within it.

The DOE Energy Storage Systems Program (DOE OE/ESSP) is part of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.