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DOE Seeks Input to Create Energy Storage Roadmap

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking input to develop a roadmap to meet the goals of its Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC), a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage.

Written comments and responses to this request for information (RFI) are due by Aug. 21, 2020, and must be submitted electronically to The draft roadmap and the official RFI are posted on the ESGC website.

DOE announced the ESGC in January. This roadmap will address three key challenges:

  • Innovate Here – How can DOE enable the United States to lead in energy storage R&D and retain intellectual property developed through DOE investment in the United States?
  • Make Here – How can DOE work to lower the cost and energy impact of manufacturing existing technologies, and strengthen domestic supply chains by reducing dependence on foreign sources of materials and components?
  • Deploy Everywhere – How can DOE work with relevant stakeholders to develop technologies that meet our domestic usage needs and enable the United States to not only successfully deploy technologies in domestic markets but also export technologies?

ESGC draws on the extensive research capabilities of the DOE national laboratories, universities and industry to accelerate the development of energy-storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in the energy storage technologies of the future.

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.