DOE’s Energy Storage Grand Challenge Draft Roadmap outlines a Department-wide strategy to accelerate innovation across a range of storage technologies based on three concepts: Innovate Here, Make Here, Deploy Everywhere.
The Draft Roadmap provides planned activities along five tracks:
- The Technology Development Track will focus DOE’s ongoing and future energy storage R&D around user centric goals and long-term leadership.
- The Manufacturing and Supply Chain Track will develop technologies, approaches, and strategies for U.S. manufacturing that support and strengthen U.S. leadership in innovation and continued at-scale manufacturing.
- The Technology Transition Track will work to ensure that DOE’s R&D transitions to domestic markets through field validation, public private partnerships, bankable business model development, and the dissemination of high quality market data.
- The Policy and Valuation Track will provide data, tools, and analysis to support policy decisions and maximize the value of energy storage.
- The Workforce Development Track will educate the workforce, who can then research develop, design, manufacture, and operate energy storage systems.