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DOE Awards Companies Funds for Long-Duration Storage Projects in Vermont and Kansas

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity has selected two companies to receive $19 million in awards to demonstrate long-duration energy storage projects in remote communities and military housing.

The companies will receive funding to show how energy storage can lower electricity bills and increase power reliability in Vermont and Kansas.

This marks the first projects to be funded under the new energy storage demonstration programs enacted as part of the 2020 Energy Act.  

The two companies receiving funding are NOMAD Transportable Power Systems and Corvias Military Living.

NOMAD Transportable Power Systems will receive $9.5 million which it will combine with its 50 percent cost share to lead a team to bring LDES to five communities in rural Vermont that have historically faced unreliable electric service during severe weather events, DOE said. The mobile energy storage systems will also serve as a new tool for emergency response across the region. 

Corvias Military Living will receive $9.5 million which it will combine with its more than 50 percent cost share to demonstrate one of the first electric vehicle-inclusive microgrids at Fort Riley in Kansas, which will increase the energy resiliency, sustainability, and independence of military housing and other critical facilities.

Corvias will partner with General Motors Defense and other GM businesses to support the continued marketing and development of GM technologies for key markets in the U.S.  

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