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Energy storage adds to the surety model: safety, security, reliability, sustainability, and resilience. This workshop is part of a continuum to understand and address technical, regulatory and financial realities of advancing electrical energy storage for various grid configurations, marking the next phase in a fast-growing market. Sandia National Laboratories, under the guidance of the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity is excited to assist with this workshop as part of our work in the transformation to a smarter electricity grid.

“… changes in technologies, markets, and public policies are transforming electricity delivery. Some key trends driving the evolution of the grid include a changing mix of electricity generation sources and characteristics, growing expectations for a resilient and responsive power grid, and growing customer participation in retail electricity markets. Much innovation is occurring in electricity technologies, including innovation in grid energy storage…”

 Statement of Dr. Imre Gyuk, Program Manager for Energy Storage Research Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability U.S. Department of Energy Before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy U.S. House of Representatives May 1, 2015