- Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL)
This will reorient the federal grid scale storage research, development, and demonstration program around ambitious technology goals necessary to facilitate important breakthroughs for grid of the future.
This change will create a strong research, development, and demonstration program at the Department of Energy with specific goals for duration while requiring the Secretary to establish cost goals. Passage would encourage all types of grid-scale energy storage technologies, including those that will address long duration and seasonal duration challenges. This will bolster the use of renewable energy technologies that can be used and will help reduce impacts on the environment while ensuring grid resiliency.