Redox Battery receives Green Chemistry Challenge Award
On June 12, 2017 UniEnergy Technology (UET) and Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNNL) jointly received the prestigious EPA / American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The achievement being recognized is the development and commercialization of an advanced Vanadium flow battery.
2017 EESAT Call for Abstracts: Updated Deadlines
The 10th Biennial Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT) Conference will be held October 11-13, 2017, in San Diego, California (USA). The 2017 Conference theme is Energy Storage: Evolution and Revolution. It will provide a platform to revisit research, technologies, and projects that have shaped the science and industry of energy storage and present new directions for a more modern electricity grid The deadline for submission of a one-page abstract for review is May 30.
See the Call for Abstracts.
2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit - Call for Papers
Sandia researcher awarded the 2017 Richard M. Fulrath Award
Sandia National Laboratories’ Dr. Jon Ihlefeld was selected to receive The American Ceramics Society’s 2017 Richard M. Fulrath Award for contributions to electronic ceramics R&D.Read More
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
Precision High Power Battery Tester Earns R&D 100 Award
R&D Magazine has presented an R&D 100 Award to Sandia National Laboratories researchers for developing innovative battery testing that detects minute signs of coulombic efficiency degradation.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.