Bottling Electricity: Storage as a Strategic Tool for Managing Variability and Capacity Concerns in the Modern Grid   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The objectives of this report are to provide the Secretary of Energy with the Electricity Advisory Committee's proposed five-year plan and recommendations for integrating basic and applied research on energy storage technology applications for electric-drive vehicles, stationary applications, and electricity transmission and distribution, as mandated by Subtitle D, Section 641(c)(4) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and to provide an analysis of the potential for energy storage technology deployment in the coming years. The report is divided into three major sections: 1. Regulatory issues and potential barriers to adding energy storage; 2. Energy storage growth in PHEVs; 3. Meeting the mandates of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Each of the issues is presented in terms of the specific areas of concern and the recommended actions that need to occur. Each topic is presented with a set of goals and metrics to measure progress. Where possible, goals and associated timelines are provided based on near-term goals (3--5 years), mid-term goals (5--12 years), and long-term goals (2020 and beyond)."

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