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DRAFT “Energy Advisory Committee” – Energy Storage Subcommittee Report: Revision 2

Energy storage plays a vital role in all forms of business and affects the daily life of virtually every citizen in the US. The rapid advancement of communications and information processing technologies are a good example of an industry built on small amounts of energy storage in hand-held devices being the critical platform for reliable performance of a major sector of everyday life. Now the same information and communications technologies will be the primary drivers in transforming the US electrical grid into a more reliable, more secure and more efficient network capable of dealing with massive changes over the next two decades. In supporting this growth and smart grid capabilities; what types, and how much, energy storage will be needed to facilitate this process.