Energy storage stakeholders gathered to provide input and feedback on the steps they are taking to achieve the Energy Storage Grand Challenge and Long Duration Storage Shot goals. This event provided an overview of the major activities currently happening as a starting point for attendees to provide DOE with ideas on how to facilitate new connections and any additional activities that DOE could undertake in the near to medium term (next 1-5 years) in order to meet the goals.  

Agenda

Please note that all listed times are CDT.

September 27

8:30 am- Welcome and Goal Overview

Speaker

Paul K. Kearns, Director, Argonne National Laboratory

9 am- Fireside Chat: BIL-ding a Clean Energy Industry

This session will discuss how DOE implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law can help strengthen manufacturing, supply chains, energy systems, and communities.

Speaker

  • Carla Walker Miller, President/CEO, Walker-Miller Energy Services, LLC
  • Eric Hsieh, Director, Grid Systems and Components, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy

9:30 am- Aiming High: How DOE’s Earthshots Position the U.S. for Climate Success

Speaker

Dr. Geri Richmond, Under Secretary of the Office of Science and Innovation, U.S. Department of Energy
 

9:45 am- Unifying DOE to Achieve Long-Duration Energy Storage

Leaders from across DOE will describe how their offices are coordinating to accelerate long duration storage technologies.

Speakers

  • Linda Horton, Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Advanced Grid Research and Development, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Michael Berube, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Transportation, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

10:30 am- Break

11 am- Connecting Across the Energy Storage Workforce

This session will discuss the ESGC Workforce Development Sub-Committee learnings from the Series of National Roundtable Conversations held in the Fall with industry, academia and non-profit organizations. Members of the working group will provide insights and learnings from the sub-committee’s work into the current gaps, challenges and opportunities of building a diverse and robust energy storage workforce.

Speakers

  • John Vetrano, Program Manager, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Meridith Bruozas, Institutional Partnerships Director, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Moody Altamimi, Director of Office of Research Excellence, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Noel Bakhtian, Executive Director for Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center, Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Evangelina Shreeve, Director of STEM Education, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

12 pm- Lunch (included)

1 pm- Innovation in Manufacturing and Securing Domestic Supply Chains

This presentation will discuss innovations in manufacturing long-duration storage and ensuring secure supply chains for domestic production. Invited speakers will speak to gaps, challenges, and opportunities across the entire supply chain: from materials innovations, to research and development, to demonstration and deployment, to reuse and remanufacturing. We will also update stakeholders on ongoing Energy Storage Grand Challenge work in multiple DOE offices, encompassing approaches from both the applied research and the demonstration-scale perspectives, and relevant innovations from industry partners within the manufacturing and supply chain space.

Speakers

  • Diana Bauer, Acting Deputy Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Billy Woodford, Chief Technology Officer, Form Energy
  • Eric Gratz, Co-Founder and CTO, Ascend Elements
  • Steven Boyd, Batteries and Critical Materials Program, Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains, U.S. Department of Energy

2 pm- Break

2:15 pm- Valuation of CSP and Long-Duration Energy Storage

Speakers: 

  • Paul Denholm, Principal Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Dr. Rafael Guedez, Senior Researcher, Energy Department in KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Julia Souder, Executive Director, Long Duration Energy Storage Council

3:30 pm- Breakout Groups

Attendees will have an opportunity to provide input on the roadmap and RFI from the perspective of the ESGC tracks.

  • Workforce Development
  • Manufacturing and Supply Chain
  • Policy and Valuation

5 pm- Reception

September 28

8:30 am- Welcome

Speaker

Venkat Srinivasan, Director, Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science, Argonne National Laboratory

8:45 am-Strategy Keynotes: Experiences with Energy Storage

What various energy storage strategies are being pursued around the world? How are states and countries engaging and empowering their respective communities to achieve energy transformation goals?

Speakers

  • Simon Bretschneider, Technical Lead Long-Duration Energy Storage Challenge, Research and Business Analyst, SPRIND
  • Mike Gravely, California Energy Commission

9:30 am- Regional Strategies to Commercialize Energy Storage Technologies

Successful commercialization and deployment of energy storage technologies requires the hard work and support from a range of people and organizations working together. This panel will explore one example of a region that has brought together technologists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, investors, and others to develop, manufacture, and build energy storage products and projects. Lessons learned in one region can help us better understand the challenges and opportunities in energy storage technology commercialization across the United States.

Speakers

  • Bill Acker, Executive Director, NYBEST
  • Joe Mastrangelo, CEO, EOS Energy Inc
  • Anna J. Siefken, Commercialization Executive, Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jennifer de Souza, Vice President, Energy Solutions, Procurement & Leasing, The Raymond Corporation - A Toyota Industries Company
  • AnnMarie Augustus, Vice President Operations, Urban Electric Power

10:15 am- Partnerships to Propel Technology R&D

The pathway to cost-effective, sustainable long duration technologies will require significant R&D intervention by both the private and public sectors. With so many potential technologies to target, prioritizing the highest-impact investments is a difficult challenge for R&D portfolio decision-makers. This session will highlight DOE activities around R&D prioritization and feature a panel to discuss technology innovations and R&D to accelerate long duration storage development.

Speakers

  • Jim Greenberger, Executive Director, NAATBatt
  • Tim Ellis, Director, American Battery Research Group
  • Dr. Christopher J. Tennant, Executive Director, Coordinating Research Council, Inc.

11 am- Breakout Sessions

Attendees will have an opportunity to provide input on the roadmap and RFI from the perspective of the ESGC tracks.

  • Technology R&D
  • Commercialization Barriers


 

12 pm- Lunch (included)

1 pm- Keynote Remarks from Deputy Secretary Turk

Speaker

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

1:30 pm- Storage Innovations 2030

DOE is initiating a year-long storage strategic process known as Storage Innovations 2030. DOE will provide an overview of the objectives and how stakeholders can get involved.

Speakers

  • Ben Shrager, General Engineer, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Patrick Balducci, Manager, Power Systems and Markets Research, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Thomas Mosier, Group Lead, Energy Systems, Power & Energy Systems, Idaho National Laboratory

1:45 pm- Storage Innovation 2030: Pitch Sessions

One main objective is to identify key RD&D barriers in each specific long duration storage technology, and the opportunities for collaborative, pre-competitive activities. Of the 30+ storage technology areas identified in the ESGC Roadmap, this session will be the first step to identify 8-10 promising long duration technologies for detailed analysis. Speakers will have the opportunity to describe why their technology is a promising solution for a resilient, decarbonized future and why it should be included in the Partnerships Roadmap portion of SI2030.

2:30 pm- Break

2:45 pm- Storage Innovation 2030: Pitch Sessions Continue

One main objective is to identify key RD&D barriers in each specific long duration storage technology, and the opportunities for collaborative, pre-competitive activities. Of the 30+ storage technology areas identified in the ESGC Roadmap, this session will be the first step to identify 8-10 promising long duration technologies for detailed analysis. Speakers will have the opportunity to describe why their technology is a promising solution for a resilient, decarbonized future and why it should be included in the Partnerships Roadmap portion of SI2030.

3:45 pm- Closing Remarks

Speaker

Venkat Srinivasan, Director, Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science, Argonne National Laboratory

4 pm- Summit Ends

Additional Information

2022 Energy Storage Grand Challenge Summit
Join energy storage stakeholders for the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Summit on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28 at Argonne National Laboratory.
National Laboratory Expo
While attending the summit, plan to visit the National Laboratory Expo.
Storage Innovations 2030
At the Summit, DOE will launch Storage Innovation 2030 to develop specific and quantifiable RD&D pathways to achieving the targets identified in the Long Duration Storage Energy Earthshot. Industry representatives are encouraged to register to present.