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Energy Storage Technology Advancement Act of 2007

Passed by the House on October 22, 2007.

Cleared the Full Committee by voice vote on October 16, 2007, as amended. 

Bill Summary and Status

Section-by-Section

Section 1 – Short Title “Energy Storage Technology Advancement Act of 2007”

Section 2 – Definitions

Section 3 – Energy Storage System Program - authorizes program for research, development and demonstration of energy storage systems to be carried out by the Secretary of Energy.

Section 4 – Basic Research Program – authorizes basic research in areas such as materials, electrolytes, and thermal behavior. $50 million authorized for each of the fiscal years 2009-2014.

Section 5 – Applied Research Program – authorizes applied research in areas such as batteries, other energy storage technologies, and new manufacturing techonologies for these devices.  $80 million authorized for each of the fiscal years 2009-2014.

Section 6 – Energy Storage Systems Demonstrations – authorizes 6 large scale demonstrations of electricity storage to meet specific goals such as integrating renewable energy technologies into electric power supply.  Such sums authorized for each of the fiscal years 2009-2014.

Section 7 – Transportation Energy Storage Demonstrations - authorizes demonstrations in areas such as advanced vehicle battery technologies and related components, and new manufacturing technologies for these devices.  Such sums authorized for each of the fiscal years 2009-2014.

Section 8 - Cost Sharing - requires cost sharing to be carried out in accordance with EPACT 2005 section 988. 

110th Congress