Resources: DOE EAC

  • 2014 Storage Plan Assessment Recommendations for the U.S. Department of Energy

    Posted: September 25, 2014 - 17:00 / DOE EAC / Reports

    This report, approved at the September 2014 EAC meeting, summarizes a review of DOE’s energy storage program strategies and activities, and includes recommendations that the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) offers for the DOE’s consideration as it continues to develop and implement its energy storage program.

  • DOE EAC: A National Grid Energy Storage Strategy

    Posted: January 16, 2014 - 19:35 / DOE EAC / Reports

    Since 2008, there has been substantial progress in the development of electric storage technologies and greater clarity around their role in renewable resource integration, ancillary service markets, time arbitrage, capital deferral as well as other applications and services. These developments, coupled with the increased deployment of storage technologies across the transmission and distribution system, have begun to demonstrate the ability of storage to deliver cost-effective performance in select applications and markets.

  • 2012 EAC Storage Report: Progress and Prospects, Recommendations for the U.S. Department of Energy

    Posted: October 18, 2012 - 05:33 / DOE EAC / Reports

    This report details the progress that DOE and the storage and electric power industries have made since 2008, and identifies accepted applications of energy storage in grid applications. This report discusses applications that are technically proven and commercially viable today, and it identifies needed Research, Development, and Demonstration efforts that DOE can and should pursue in coming years, including continued research in electrochemistry, materials science, and ongoing cost improvements of these technologies. It also recommends that DOE and others develop the methods and analytical tools (software) for valuing, planning, and operating electric storage systems in different applications and raise industry awareness of the potential of storage and how to realize it.