PowerPoint Summary of November, 2012 Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) Storage Report

Posted: October 18, 2012 - 05:12 / EAC / Reports

This summary 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 summary highlights findings from the EAC's report and 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.