Investing in America’s long-neglected infrastructure will create jobs, build a more resilient economy, and enhance American competitiveness. The need for economic stimulus is especially acute in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has brought hardship to millions of Americans.
Energy storage is an indispensable part of a modern, resilient electrical grid. Accelerating storage deployments will help society avoid outages and economic impacts from extreme weather; integrate electric vehicles (EVs) onto the grid and maximize their benefits; and enable a stable, reliable, zero-emissions grid powered by variable renewables. Notably, energy storage projects are “shovel-ready” and can be pursued without delay to benefit local workers, businesses, and communities.
To help Congressional leaders leverage energy storage to strengthen America’s economy, infrastructure, and competitiveness, this whitepaper discusses: