Advancing Grid Storage Act - S.3376

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Overview
Purpose: 
"To require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy storage research program, a demonstration and deployment program, and a technical assistance and grant program, and for other purposes."
Primary sponsors: 
Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)
Latest major action: 
S.3376 introduced, Aug. 23, 2018
Summary of provisions
  • Directs the Department of Energy to undertake a cross-cutting energy storage research program and to adopt long-term cost, performance, and deployment targets for energy storage applications, and authorizes funding of $50 million per year in fiscal years 2019 through 2023 for the program
  • Directs DOE to establish a technical assistance and grant program to assist eligible entities in creating procurement systems for energy storage systems, and authorizes funding of $100 million per year in fiscal years 2019 through 2023 for the program
  • Directs DOE to establish a grant program to assist in the demonstration and deployment of energy storage systems, and authorizes funding of $150 million per year in fiscal years 2019 through 2023 for the program
Actions
Actions on the Senate bill: 
Bill introduced
Aug. 23, 2018
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