The mission of the US Department of Energy's battery research program has evolved to reflect the changing conditions of the world energy economy and the national energy policy. The battery energy storage program supports the goals of the National Energy Policy Plan (FY 1984). The goals are to provide an adequate supply of energy at reasonable costs, minimize federal control and involvement in the energy marketplace, promote a balanced and mixed energy resource system, and facilitate technology transfer from the public to the private sector. This paper describes the history of the battery energy storage program and its relevance to the national interest. Potential market applications for battery energy storage are reviewed, and each technology, its goals, and its current technical status are described. This paper concludes by describing the strategy developed to ensure effective technology transfer to the private sector and reviewing past significant accomplishments.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Batelle Memorial Institute/Pacific Northwest Labs

    Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999
    Richland, WA  United States  99352
  • Authors:
    • QUINN, J E
    • Hurwitch, J W
    • Landgrebe, A R
    • Hauser, S G
  • Publication Date: 1985-5

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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00457122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PNL-SA-13213, CONF-850808-23
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:39PM