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NREL develops model to expand rollout of grid-interactive buildings

The US DoE has developed and published a new model to simplify and accelerate the deployment of grid-interactive buildings.
ReNew Power battery storage

US grid-scale storage capacity could grow five-fold by 2050

With declining technology costs and increasing renewable deployment, energy storage is poised to be a valuable resource on future power grids.
Teollisuuden Voima battery storage in Finland

US Department of Energy innovation to make battery storage projects safer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a simple sensor system to prevent dangerous conditions from developing in outdoor battery cabinets.
energy efficiency

DoE’s efficiency project saves a massive $13.5 billion in energy costs

The DoE's Better Buildings Initiative has helped save $13.5bn in energy costs for nearly 1,000 businesses and government agencies in 2020.
cyber resilience

DOE launches cybersecurity plan as Biden welcomes Chinese-made equipment

The DOE has launched an initiative to enhance the cybersecurity of electric utilities’ industrial control systems and secure the energy sector supply chain.

Vistra pairs thermal energy storage with natural gas for grid reliability

Vistra, solutions firm Malta and the Southwest Research Institute have secured a Department of Energy (DoE) grant to study how thermal energy storage systems can be used to optimise the performance of natural gas-powered power plants.
wind energy

Biden administration sets 2030 target for offshore wind energy

Announced by the Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, the goal includes the US installing up to 30 GW of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030.
solar energy systems

EPRI and DoE investigate co-adoption of solar, EVs and storage

The US DoE has awarded EPRI with a $2m contract to investigate consumer decisions around co-adoption of solar, storage and electric vehicles.

US DoE plans new grid energy storage research facility

The $75 million Grid Storage Launchpad will be located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on its main campus in Richland, Washington.

Shell adds three new companies to startup accelerator programme

The startups are working to further develop and commercialise innovative clean energy technologies.