Home » News » We are excited to announce that EnerVision has officially become a Teaming Partner with Sandia National Laboratories working to enable and streamline collaboration between public and private entities through starting the National Consortium for the Advancement of Long-Duration Energy Storage (LDES) technologies!
EnerVision, Inc. assists many cooperatives across the country to evaluate technologies and implement associated strategic plans. As Long Duration Energy Storage has the potential to bring many benefits to electric cooperatives and the member-consumers they serve, EnerVision has officially become a Teaming Partner with Sandia National Laboratories working to enable and streamline collaboration between public and private entities through starting the National Consortium for the Advancement of Long-Duration Energy Storage (LDES) Technologies. These Teaming Partners will play a critical role in this National Consortium by helping to define the key questions, issues, and outcomes that the National Consortium must address to support the commercialization of LDES technologies.
For background, the National Consortium resulted from an application submitted in June in response to a national laboratory call for proposals issued by the Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) in partnership with the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED). The proposal call offered $7.5 million in funding made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) to support a focused effort, led by national laboratories, to bring together stakeholders across industries to address current challenges facing LDES and develop actionable recommendations, strategies, and best practices to help define a pathway for the commercialization of LDES technologies within the next decade. The proposal call emphasized that finding ways to generate economies of scale and manufacturing improvements, along with ways to enable the value of LDES systems to be better realized within diverse markets and jurisdictions, can help improve commercialization outcomes for LDES. Further, the DOE identified potential areas of interest for a working group of LDES stakeholders to consider, including but not limited to: common terminology; regulatory hurdles; soft costs; balance of system costs; security; and safety.
We are very excited to be a Teaming Partner in this important national effort to help define a pathway for the commercialization of LDES technologies!