The Future of Energy Storage


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Please join the Atlantic Council for a fully-charged discussion on the future of energy storage and battery technologies.

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?

Introduced by:
**David Livingston, Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

A conversation with:
**Mitalee Gupta, Energy Storage Analyst, Wood Mackenzie
**Venkat Viswanathan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderated by:
**Akshat Rathi, Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center; Senior Reporter, Atlantic Council; Quartz

Lunch will be served.

Location

Atlantic Council - 12th Floor (West Tower)
1030 15th Street NW
Washington DC USA 20005

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