Energy Storage Technology Advancement Act of 2007

Last updated: 24 August 2021
The Act directs DOE to conduct a cost-shared R&D and demonstration programme to support the countrys ability to remain globally competitive in energy storage systems for electric drive vehicles, stationary applications, and electricity transmission and distribution. The Act provides for five research programmes: 1) Energy Storage System Programme - authorises research, development and demonstration of energy storage systems 2) Basic Research Programme - authorises basic research in areas such as materials, electrolytes, and thermal behavior 3) Applied Research Programme - authorises applied research in areas such as batteries, other energy storage technologies, and new manufacturing techonologies for these devices 4) Energy Storage Systems Demonstrations - authorises 6 large scale demonstrations of electricity storage to meet specific goals such as integrating renewable energy technologies into electric power supply 5) Transportation Energy Storage Demonstrations - authorises demonstrations in areas such as advanced vehicle battery technologies and related components, and new manufacturing technologies for these devices. Demonstration activities include regionally-diversifed demonstrations of energy storage systems, electric drive vehicle energy storage demonstrations conducted through consortia, and secondary applications of energy storage devices following service in electric drive vehicles.

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