On May 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input on the structure of a $505 million long duration energy storage initiative. This initiative will increase the availability of clean electricity whenever and wherever needed, and will support the ramp-up of affordable and reliable clean energy solutions.  

The new Long Duration Energy Storage for Everyone, Everywhere (LD ESEE) Initiative, created by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will advance energy storage systems toward widespread commercial deployment by lowering the costs and increasing the duration of energy storage resources. 

The goal of the RFI is to solicit feedback from a wide range of stakeholders on DOE’s implementation strategy and eligibility requirements. Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on June 16, 2022, and can be submitted by emailing EnergyStorage41001RFI@ee.doe.gov.  
 
A public webinar will be held to provide additional information. Specific information about the date and timing of the webinar will be available soon.