The Future of Energy Storage
Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center
A conversation with:
Energy Storage Analyst
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center; Senior Reporter
Atlantic Council; Quartz
Batteries are disrupting trillion-dollar incumbent industries. Analysts now expect the total cost of owning battery-powered cars to be less than owning gas-powered cars as soon as 2022. At the same time, combining solar or wind power with batteries is becoming a viable replacement for natural-gas peaker power plants. The future holds other exciting opportunities: plugged-in electric cars that serve as stores of electricity for the grid, battery-backed mini-grids that replace the need for extending the main grid to remote places, and perhaps even battery-powered flights. Could all this be achieved within the few decades left to reach net-zero emissions and hit climate goals? Do we have the technologies or the metals to make it a reality? Are we ready with the changes our systems need to accommodate batteries?
Please join the Atlantic Council for a fully-charged discussion on the future of energy storage and battery technologies on Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served.
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