S. 1851: Advancing Grid Storage Act of 2017

Author's Summary:  A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy storage research program, demonstration and deployment program, and technical assistance and grant program, and for other purposes.

IB Summary:  This bill was introduced in response to the recent hurricanes, which demonstrated the risks of insufficient energy storage when disasters take out production facilities. It seeks to support further research in grid storage and demonstration projects. See related bill, S. 1876 (Reducing the Cost of Energy Storage Act of 2017).

Status:   Subcommittee hearing 12/5/2017 (Gardner chairs).

Links: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s1851