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June 8, 2021

U.S. Energy Storage Association Statement on White House 100-Day Supply Chain Review

U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) Interim CEO Jason Burwen shared the following statement after release of the Biden-Harris Administration 100-Day Battery Supply Chain Review, as directed by the White House under Executive Order 14017 “America’s Supply Chains”:

“As the U.S. accelerates the deployment of energy storage in the coming decade, ensuring a robust supply chain will be critical. Stimulating demand in the U.S. for batteries and other energy storage technologies is the single most important determinant to greater investment and innovation in American battery manufacturing capabilities. We commend the Administration for including the storage ITC in its recommendations as part of a demand-driven strategy that influences private sector decisions to invest here in the the U.S., as ESA recommended.

“Energy storage is a core solution for decarbonization and resilient power infrastructure. Policies that drive demand for storage technologies–like the investment tax credit for energy storage, electric vehicle rebates, and federal procurement of storage and EVs–establish long-term foundations for their associated supply chains. Moreover, the innovation investments the Department of Energy has outlined in the National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries will best contribute to U.S. job creation and global competitiveness only if there is a robust domestic market for those investments. ESA also supports a diverse, international battery supply chain with U.S. allies and partners to meet energy storage technology demand for decarbonization, electrification, and the creation of a more resilient electric grid. ESA looks forward to working with the White House and the Department of Energy to stabilize and diversify the battery and energy storage supply chain, ensuring the grid energy storage industry continues to flourish.”

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