About 2019-02-12T09:22:31+00:00


The Office of Electricity (OE) annual Peer Review and Update Meeting is a programmatic review of projects funded by the DOE OE Energy Storage Program. The DOE OE Energy Storage Program includes a broad and comprehensive portfolio of projects covering storage technologies (e.g., advanced batteries, flywheels, electrochemical capacitors, CAES) for utility-scale and standalone applications, power electronics research, and modeling and analytical studies on reliability, performance, and economic benefits for grid integration and off-grid applications.

DOE OE Energy Storage System Programs
The DOE OE’s Energy Storage Systems Program sponsors the Peer Review, which features projects from Sandia National Laboratories, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), and DOE OE-funded university energy storage projects are also presented. The two-day Peer Review is open to the public.



The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.


The Office of Electricity (OE) provides national leadership to ensure that the nation’s energy delivery system is secure, resilient and reliable. OE works to develop new technologies to improve the infrastructure that brings electricity into our homes, offices, and factories, and the federal and state electricity policies and programs that shape electricity system planning and market operations. OE also works to bolster the resiliency of the electric grid and assists with restoration when major energy supply interruptions occur.


OE leads the Department of Energy’s efforts to ensure a resilient, reliable, and flexible electricity system. OE accomplishes this mission through research, partnerships, facilitation, modeling and analytics, and emergency preparedness.


OE recognizes that our nation’s sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depend on access to an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. Through a mix of technology and policy solutions, we will address the changing dynamics and uncertainties in which the electric system will operate.  We will leverage effective partnerships, solid research, and best practices to address diverse interests in achieving economic, societal, and environmental objectives.


To better assess the value and integrity of the energy storage activities funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program and hosted by Sandia National Laboratories. Participants at the 2018 DOE/OE Energy Storage Peer Review will examine the most recent ES work performed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories. Projects cover the six major thrust areas—as well as many subtopics—as shown below:

• ES Valuation
• Optimization: Revenue and Benefits
• New Control Strategies
• Public Policy Assessment
• Mitigating Barriers to ES
• Articulation of Current/Future ES Technologies
• Clearinghouse of ES Info for Stakeholders
• DOE Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Website Management
• DOE/OE Energy Storage Annual Peer Review-Topic-Specific Workshops
• ES Webinars
• Research and Development (R&D) into Materials Failure Analysis
• R&D of Commercial Electrochemical Cell Failure and Failure Propagation
• Modeling of Battery Failures
• DOE ESS Safety Collaborative Coordination
• Exploration of Gaps in ESS Safety R&D
• Safety Workshops and Technical Conferences
• Power Converting Systems (PCS)
• New Semiconductor Devices and Materials Research
• Advances in Passive Devices
• Next-Generation Power Electronics Capabilities:
 • Faster Switching Frequencies
 • Increased Power Density
 • Higher Voltage Capabilities
 • High Operating Temperatures
• Battery Storage Technologies
• Flow Battery Commercialization
• Nanocomposite Materials (for Flywheels)
• Synthetic Approaches for Fabrication of New Materials
• Functionalization of Surfaces for New Materials
• Organic Electronic Materials
• Energy storage systems work funded by DOE and administered by Sandia National Laboratories
• Typically, public-private partnerships that can include industry, academia, state and local agencies, and various utilities