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Energy Storage Systems

DOE Energy Storage Annual Peer Review

The 2023 DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program Annual Meeting and Review assembled researchers from across the DOE landscape – national laboratories, industry, government, and academia – to summarize the state of the art in energy storage research, development, and application.

This year’s meeting will be held October 24-26, 2023, in Santa Fe, NM.

World Energy Storage Day

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With a rising focus on the effective integration of renewable energy, the importance of electric vehicle and reliable, resilient energy supply, energy storage is becoming an increasingly important tool in the electricity ecosystem.

With Energy Storage rising to the forefront of industry developments, World Energy Storage Day is commemorated on 22nd September every year by various global industry stakeholders, policy makers, think tanks and associations to acknowledge its importance across the globe.

Join a Long-Duration Energy Storage Stakeholder Group

Sandia National Laboratories invites you and your organization to join the National Consortium for the Advancement of LDES (Long-Duration Energy Storage) Technologies. This National Consortium will provide a forum to enable stakeholders across the LDES ecosystem to convene & identify barriers, determine potential synergies, and collaboratively develop & recommend strategies necessary to achieve commercialization for a wide range of LDES technologies within the next decade. 

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OE’s Energy Storage program improves storage reliability, resilience, and safety for our nation’s future grid. We’re partnering with national labs, a diverse set of universities, and the energy community to reduce costs and increase the reliability of storage so that a grid powered by nearly 100% renewable energy can become a practical reality.

Watch to learn more about how we plan to shape what’s next for your electricity grid. The future grid will need to accommodate growing supply volatility from intermittent resources and quickly evolving fuel infrastructures, as well as increased demand-side functionality with distributed energy resources and the electrification of transportation, buildings, and industry.

Revolutionizing Energy Storage to
Deliver Clean Energy

Energy Department Announces
New Energy Storage Leadership for Office of Electricity

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Electricity (OE) announced a new energy storage leadership appointment naming Dr. Imre Gyuk as the office’s first-ever Chief Scientist for Energy Storage. Together with previously announced OE leadership, Dr. Gyuk’s team will propel U.S. leadership in developing, deploying, and using energy storage technologies.

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The 2023 ESS Safety & Reliability Forum, sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program, provides a platform for discussing the current state of ESS Safety & Reliability and stratagems for improving cell-to-system level safety and reliability. This forum will provide an overview of work in, and creating the future of, energy storage safety and reliability. Attendees span academia, government, manufacturers, utilities, and first responders.

Energy Storage for
Social Equity Initiative

The Energy Storage for Social Equity (ES4SE) Initiative, sponsored by the DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program, empowers urban, rural, and tribal disadvantaged communities to consider energy storage technologies and applications as a viable path towards community prosperity, well-being, and resilience.

Sandia Wins 5 R&D 100 Awards and a Silver Specialty Award

Competing in an international pool of universities, corporations and government labs, Sandia National Laboratories researchers captured four R&D 100 Awards this year and supported a fifth. One entry also won the R&D 100’s Special Recognition Market Disrupter Silver Award.

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.

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