Energy Storage Systems Safety & Reliability Forum 2022




The Energy Storage Safety and Reliability Forum at PNNL will focus on the current state of energy storage safety and reliability, and identify additional R&D efforts to advance the DOE roadmap for energy storage. The forum will also examine key challenges, opportunities, and potential solutions for improving the safety and reliability of energy storage systems. Highlighting the agenda will be presentations and interactive discussions featuring a diverse group of safety and reliability experts representing energy storage and grid technology developers, utilities, integrators, testing and certification labs, as well as the national laboratories and academia.

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2021 DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program Annual Peer Review




The 2021 DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program Annual Peer Review assembled researchers from across the DOE landscape to summarize the state of the art in energy storage research, development, and application.

Technical topics included Innovative Deployment Projects, Power Electronics, Grid Integration and Interoperability, Equity and Resilience, Policy, Safety and Reliability, Analytics, and Battery Chemistries and Technologies.

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Energy Storage for Social Equity Initiative



The Energy Storage for Social Equity (ES4SE) Initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program, is a program by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. ES4SE is designed to empower urban, rural, and tribal disadvantaged communities to consider energy storage technologies and applications as a viable path towards community prosperity, well-being, and resilience.

The primary goal is to support communities affected by unreliable and expensive energy systems. Through this program, eligible communities have access to direct non-financial technical assistance and potential support for new energy storage project development and deployment.

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EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Winners





Prof. Sanjoy Banerjee of City College of New York and City University of New York Energy Institute, Sandia National Laboratories, Urban Electric Power, Inc., Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Department of Energy Office of Electricity, Energy Storage Research Program won the 2019 US Environmental Protection Agency Green Chemistry Challenge Award in the Academic category. The team was recognized for creating large-scale zinc-manganese oxide batteries that can be recharged thousands of times without the typical decrease in the length of the battery’s life-time. These batteries do not have some of the limitations of lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries, and they use materials that are abundant and common in existing supply chains. Sandians Tim Lambert, Mathew Lim, Igor Kolesnichenko, and Babu Chalamala, along with Prof. Igor Vasiliev from New Mexico State University were also involved in this research project.





Sterling Municipal Light Department Storage Units Mark Milestone


The Sterling Municipal Light Department is marking a major milestone related to the department’s two energy storage systems. In March, SMLD celebrated over $1 million in avoided costs to the light department. SMLD’s first energy storage system, a 2-megawatt, 3.9-megawatt-hour utility scale battery from NEC Energy Solutions, was the first of its kind in Massachusetts when it went online in December 2016.

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DOE Global 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.

Oct 2022

IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE) – 10/09/2022-10/13/2022