Closing the Innovation Gap in Grid-Scale Energy Storage

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW 610A
Washington, DC 20005
04/26/2018 13:3004/26/2018 15:00America/New_YorkClosing the Innovation Gap in Grid-Scale Energy StorageMM/DD/YYYY

Grid-scale energy storage has the potential to make the transition to a low-carbon energy system easier, quicker, and cheaper than it would be otherwise. Progress has been made to bring a wide array of storage technologies to the market, thanks in part to federal and state policies. However, these options are still not cheap enough or powerful enough to provide all of the storage services required to operate a clean, 21st century grid optimally. Moreover, the industry now faces the risk of “lock-in” as lithium-ion batteries control more than 90 percent of this emerging market, making further innovation in potentially superior technologies more difficult.  

Please join ITIF for the release of an MIT Energy Initiative working paper. The report’s authors, ITIF Senior Fellow David M. Hart and MIT Professor Bill Bonvillian, will present their findings and discuss policy options to spur grid-scale storage innovation with an expert panel.

Dorothy Robyn
Senior Fellow
Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy
William B. Bonvillian
Former Director
MIT Washington Office
David Bradwell
Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder, and SVP Commercialization
Ambri Inc.
David M. Hart
Senior Fellow
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Frank O'Sullivan
Director of Research and Analysis
MIT Energy Initiative