The U.S. Department of Energy on Sept. 22 announced up to $325 million for 15 projects across 17 states and one tribal nation to accelerate the development of long-duration energy storage technologies.
The announcement will help DOE realize its Long Duration Storage Shot goal of reducing the cost of LDES by 90% by 2030, DOE said.
Projects selected will feature a range of intraday (10 to 36 hours) and multiday (36 to 160+ hours) storage solutions, which can minimize the frequency and length of power interruptions caused by events such as severe weather or cyberattacks on the grid.
Some selected projects seek to pursue innovative approaches to the re-use and recycling of retired batteries—supporting the growing domestic electric vehicle industry and creating new economic opportunities while delivering environmental benefits to communities across the country.
A full list of projects selected for award negotiations under the FOA is available here.
DOE also announced six projects selected for the LDES Lab Call to demonstrate technology innovations and resiliency advantages in national labs at a range of scales. More information on the six selected lab call projects is available here.
Selection for award negotiations is not a commitment by DOE to issue an award or provide funding. Before funding is issued, DOE and the applicants will undergo a negotiation process, and DOE may cancel negotiations and rescind the selection for any reason during that time.