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Long duration energy storage systems – defined as technologies that can store energy for more than 10 hours at a time – are a critical component of a low-cost, reliable, carbon-free electric grid. In alignment with DOE’s Energy Earthshot Initiative, the Long Duration Storage Shot sets a bold target to reduce the cost of grid-scale energy storage by 90% within the decade. 

On September 23, 2021 stakeholders came together for the Long Duration Storage Shot Summit to learn more about how we can work together to achieve this goal and create affordable grid storage for clean power – anytime, anywhere.

For additional questions, please contact us at ESGC@hq.doe.gov

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September 22, 2021 – Finance and Markets Pre-Summit

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Stakeholder Round Table: Overcoming Market, Regulatory, and Finance Challenges for Long-Duration Storage Technologies

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Long-duration energy storage (LDES) will increasingly be critical to balance the grid. However, existing market, regulatory, and financing paradigms are ill-suited to catalyze LDES deployment. Join this round table to learn more about the value proposition for LDES under evolving grid conditions, potential market, regulatory, and financing challenges, as well as potential solutions.    

  • Noel Bakhtian, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) [moderator]
  • Mark Ahlstrom, NextEra Energy Resources
  • Richard Baxter, Mustang Prairie
  • Jason Burwen, Energy Storage Association
  • Debbie Lew, Energy Systems Integration Group
  • Rebecca O’Neil, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
  • Julia Prochnik, Long Duration Energy Storage Association of California
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 4:15 PM

National Capabilities to Support Decision Making around Energy Storage 

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DOE’s national laboratories have a wide range of analytical and technical assistance capabilities that can be used to enhance decision making related to energy storage. Join this session to learn more some of this cutting-edge storage analyses taking place across DOE and how you can leverage the national labs to assist in your decision-making processes.

  • Paul Spitsen, Department of Energy [moderator]
  • Patrick Balducci, Argonne National Laboratory 
  • Nate Blair, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 
  • Pete Cappers, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory 
  • David Fobes ,Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Thomas Mosier, Idaho National Laboratory 
  • Ivonne Pena-Cabra, National Energy Technology Laboratory, NETL Support Contractor
  • Jeremy Twitchell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
4:15 - 4:30 PM

Long Duration Storage Shot Summit Preview 

Get a sneak peek into The September 23 Storage Shot Summit where we will discuss how we can work together to achieve the goal of Long Duration Storage Shot and create affordable grid storage for clean power – anytime, anywhere.

  • Alejandro Moreno, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Advanced Grid Research and Development, U.S. Department of Energy

September 23, 2021 – Long Duration Storage Shot Summit

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Welcome and Announcements

  • Deputy Secretary David Turk, U.S. Department of Energy 

Keynotes

  • Pat Hoffman, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy 
  • Christopher Ayers , North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff
  • Clay Koplin, Cordova Electric Cooperative
  • Gia Mahmoud, National Grid
  • Ali A. Zaidi, Deputy White House National Climate Advisor
  • Audrey Zibelman, Google X 
  • Congressman Bill Foster
  • Senator Angus King

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12:00 - 12:15 PM Break
12:15 - 1:15 PM

National Labs as Storage Technology Boosters: The Facilities and Capabilities Navigator 

This session will highlight the results from the National Labs Storage Capabilities survey. By attending this session, you will find out how you can work with the National Labs to help reach the Long Duration Storage Shot.  

  • Vinod Siberry, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Vince Sprenkle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Michael Starke, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1:15 - 1:20 PM Break
1:20 - 1:50 PM

Lab Partnering Service Demo 

Join this discussion that will highlight the energy storage content on the Lab Partnering Service (labpartnering.org) and how LPS can serve as a conduit to access lab expertise and capabilities. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how this site can help you reach you long duration storage goals.

  • Robert Bectel, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Laura Burke, U.S. Department of Energy
1:50 - 2:00 PM Break
2:00 - 2:50 PM

Rapid Operational Validation Initiative: Industry Roundtable

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To meet the administration's 2035 decarbonization goal, long duration storage technologies will need to be commercially ready, at scale, in 8 years (by 2030). Most energy assets have operational lifetimes of 15-20 years or longer. Commercial deployment of these new technologies will require the ability to validate performance faster than real time. DOE has proposed investing in this capability through the Rapid Operational Validation Initiative. Join this session to learn more about the ROVI concept and voice your real needs so ROVI can be developed to address them.

  • Sue Babinec, Argonne National Laboratory [moderator]
  • Brentan Alexander, New Energy Risk
  • Eric Dufek, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Craig Horne, Wellhead Electric
  • Eric Hsieh, U.S. Department of Energy 
  • Lola Infante, EPRI
2:50 - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 - 3:50 PM

Lab Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs 

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Want to learn about the DOE fellowship programs? Then join us for this session about the Lab Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs. Hear from participating energy storage innovators that have “graduated” as they discuss their successes from these programs.

  • Joe Cresko, U.S. Department of Energy [moderator] 
  • David Bierman, Antora Energy 
  • John Carlisle, Argonne National Laboratory 
  • Don Derosa, Eonix Energy
  • Tom Guarr, Jolt Energy
  • Dan Miller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Rachel Slaybaugh, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
3:50 - 4:00 PM Closing

 

Storage Shot Day 1 Presentations

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Learn more about value proposition for LDES under evolving grid conditions, potential market, regulatory, financing challenges, and potential solutions
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Get a sneak-peek into The September 23 Storage Shot Summit where we discuss how we can work together to achieve the goal of Long Duration Storage Shot and create affordable grid storage for clean power – anytime, anywhere.
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This session explores some of this cutting-edge storage analyses taking place across DOE and how you can leverage the national labs to assist in your decision-making processes.
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Storage Shot Day 2 Presentations

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This session explores the Lab Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs. Participating energy storage innovators that have “graduated” shared their successes from these programs.
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Hear from all the Long Duration Storage Shot Summit speakers.
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This session highlights the results from the National Labs Storage Capabilities survey.
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This discussion highlights the energy storage content on the Lab Partnering Service (labpartnering.org) and how LPS can serve as a conduit to access lab expertise and capabilities.
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This session explores the ROVI concept and allowed attendees to voice their real needs so ROVI can be developed to address them.
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Speaker Spotlights