Research & Development

Research & Development Overview: The goal of the R&D task is to ensure that the most needed research is identified, prioritized, and communicated so the community can best minimize consequences from potential system failures. To address the R&D ESS Safety goal to ‚ÄúFoster confidence in the safety and reliability of energy storage systems‚ÄĚ the objectives of the R&D effort include the following:

  • Safety Research Priorities: Facilitate collaboration, information and results sharing. Identify gaps such as testing that is needed, what should be measured and how, shortcomings of current information, and need for new test methods.
  • Finding Research Collaborators:¬†Facilitate collaboration to design research and information gathering efforts to address the identified gaps.
  • Collaborative Research Publications:¬†Identify available information, best practices, test results, etc. and facilitate the inclusion of relevant information into an ESS Collaborative Repository.¬†Update the ESS Collaborative Repository with information generated by the tasks in this Objective, to support the goal of this Roadmap.