Full Title: Grid Energy Storage: Supply Chain Deep Dive Assessment
Author(s): Margaret Mann, Vicky Putsche, and Benjamin Shrager
Publisher(s): US Department of Energy
Publication Date: February 24, 2022
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This report provides an overview of the supply chain resilience associated with several grid energy storage technologies. It provides a summary of each technology’s supply chain, from the extraction of raw materials to the production of batteries and other storage systems, and an analysis of the vulnerabilities of each supply chain. It also discusses the current supply chain risk and resilience for the United States, as well as competitiveness of the U.S. supply chain and potential opportunities. This analysis serves as a basis for highlighting several vulnerabilities and their causes in the grid energy storage supply chain to inform policy and decision makers in their efforts to increase supply chain resiliency and global competitiveness.
The fundamental and essential activities of American life revolve around an economic and reliable electric grid. Sustainably and securely upgrading that grid to deliver clean energy for homes, businesses, industries, and transportation will require the piecing together of supply chains that interconnect raw materials, equipment manufacturing, a strong workforce, and policies. Ensuring that the future United States grid is built with a focus on a domestic and resilient supply chain that provides equitable opportunities for all communities will enhance global leadership and secure a decarbonized future.