Innovation: Desired Future States

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Cross-Industry Breakthroughs Tracked and Integrated

Future State Leader:
Peggy Ip
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Maintain awareness and strategic focus on broad industry disruptions that may shape or complement energy storage deployment and use.

Gaps to this future state
  • Assessments of disruptive technologies and tipping points
  • Collaboration among utility subject matter experts
  • Benchmarking other industry best practices and processes

Future Workforce Available and Trained

Future State Leader:
Erin Minear
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The industries responsible for energy storage have access to skilled workforce and development programs to address storage opportunities.

Gaps to this future state
  • Workforce growth tools and training materials
  • Project life cycle management
  • Policymaker education
  • Emergency preparedness

Technology Advancements Accelerated

Future State Leader:
Eva Gardow
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Known gaps in current technology state are addressed and technology advancement process is in place to facilitate faster and more effective commercial emergence and iteration.

Gaps to this future state
  • Technology development and validation timelines
  • Funding gaps for intermediate technology readiness levels
  • Cross-disciplinary coordination
  • Technology goals and performance targets
  • Technology demonstration pathways