March 20, 2020

American Energy Innovation Act Would Elevate Energy Storage to a Top RD&D Priority

Section 1301 of the legislation would authorize $1.4 billion over 5 years for a wide range of cross-cutting energy storage research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) programs primarily at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Key provisions include:

  1. Cross-DOE Energy Storage RD&D Program ($100 MM/year)
  2. Energy Storage Demonstration Grant Program ($100 MM/year)
  3. Joint DOE-Defense Long Duration Demonstration Initiative ($50 MM/year)
  4. Technical and Planning Assistance and Grant Program ($20 MM/year)
  5. Energy Storage Materials Recycling Prize Competition ($10 MM/year)
  6. Direction to FERC on Storage-as-Transmission and Flexibility Market Services

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