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Energy Storage Pilot Demonstrations

Open Date:

August 2024

Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

Program Purpose:

  • Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy



Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


The goal of this new investment area is to support pilot-scale demonstrations for non-lithium, long-duration energy storage solutions that advance technical maturity, reduce uncertainty in cost and performance characteristics, generate operational datasets, and increase investor and end-user confidence in technical and commercial maturation pathways and timelines.

Key Objectives:

  • Advance a diverse set of non-lithium long-duration energy storage technologies towards commercial viability and utility-scale deployment.
  • Generate high-quality operational datasets and techno-economic models.
  • Build investor, utility, and other end user confidence in the real performance and adoptability of the proposed solutions.

Requirements and Priorities:

  • DOE will define a minimum system capacity by technology area (i.e., electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical) and a minimum discharge duration.
  • DOE will require teams to include a technology provider as a prime or subrecipient and encourages inclusion of utilities, facility owner/operators, developers, financiers and others that support a clear path to commercial adoption. DOE will expect projects to share operational datasets and techno-economic information with DOE and potentially National Laboratory programs to improve system performance modeling capabilities and validate performance. DOE will share information publicly only if it is possible to aggregate and anonymize the data.

DOE anticipates that funding will support technology maturation activities including design for manufacturability, pilot system development, fabrication and installation, operational testing and validation, and commercial scale system design and supply chain maturation.

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of DOE’s intention to issue this notice in the near term. All the information contained in this Notice is subject to change.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:
3 - 15

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

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