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Mark Menezes
DOE, NETL to Share Energy Storage Expertise at Virtual Expo

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes will serve as opening keynote speaker and NETL representatives will share program updates during the ESA Energy Storage Annual Virtual Conference & Expo to be held Monday, Aug. 24, through Thursday, Aug. 27.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) principal advisor on energy policy and existing and emerging energy technologies, Menezes will take part in The Road Ahead, a Keynote Session scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 24.

Menezes’ address will focus on America’s leadership and innovation in energy storage and DOE’s recent launch of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization and utilization of energy storage and sustain American global leadership in the field.

In addition, DOE will host a learning lab exploring the Energy Storage Grand Challenge at 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Briggs White, an NETL technology manager for High Performance Materials, Energy Storage and Water Management, will present his poster “Beyond Batteries; Technology, Market and Economic Synergies and Challenges when Integrating Long Duration Energy Storage with Thermal Power Generation” during a Storage Exchange session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Potential project partners and conference participants will have the opportunity to visit NETL’s virtual booth where they can interact with staff and explore videos and other materials outlining the Lab’s energy storage initiatives.

To register for the conference, visit Click here for more information about NETL’s Energy Storage Program for Fossil Fuel Energy Systems.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory develops and commercializes advanced technologies that provide reliable and affordable solutions to America’s energy challenges. NETL’s work supports DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.