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The LDES Council provides encouragement for the adoption of long duration energy storage and guidance on the implementation of the technology. Representing a wide spectrum of different technologies and approaches to energy storage, the Council provides analysis and background information along with facts on current deployment of long duration energy storage and forecasts for its future adoption The LDES Council report on long duration energy storage provides an authoritative analysis on the requirement for, state of and expected future trends.

Press Releases

December 04, 2023

Solar and LDES: Critical Partners to Ensure 24/7 Reliable Renewable Energy

Combining solar energy with long duration energy storage paves the road to industrialization without carbonization for the world’s fastest growing economies. The targets for solar energy are clear, with 75,000 gigawatts of generating capacity to be installed by 2050. Funding pathways to reach these estimates are also clear — if not mired in the politics of fossil dependence. However, these solar installations will not yield full decarbonization without the means to store the electricity they generate for long durations. Developed economies are beginning to take steps to encourage long duration energy storage development and deployment, but it is in the rapidly growing economies around the globe where long duration energy storage — combined with solar — may be most effective.

December 02, 2023

COP28 pledge on tripling kicks off massive scale up of renewable energy - but action and accountability must now match this ambition

The pledge to triple global renewable energy capacity by 117 countries by 2030 is an historic milestone in the drive to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. However, it now requires transformational action in every region of the world to deliver the fundamental shift in the global energy system that is needed. Governments must immediately focus on agreeing unambiguous language in the negotiated outcome text of COP28 and establish a forum for holding governments accountable, which will deliver the market signals to unlock investment.

November 13, 2023

Current Long-Duration Energy Storage Technologies Can Cut Industrial Emissions by up to 65%

Mines, data centers, chemical plants, food processing facilities, and steel and cement manufacturing could all decarbonize with LDES deployment

September 18, 2023

More than 250 organisations call for transformative target to triple renewable power capacity by 2030

A global multi-stakeholder coalition highlights the urgency of action on the energy transition required from world leaders as they gather in New York with just 73 days to go until COP28

September 08, 2023

LDES Council Adds New Members Amid Surging Global Demand for Long Duration Energy Storage

The Long Duration Energy Storage Council (“LDES Council”), the leading authority on long duration energy storage (LDES), has tripled in size, with almost 70 members representing the full global energy value chain – disruptive technology companies, innovative renewable energy companies, and forward-looking equipment providers, utilities, investors, and end-users.

August 23, 2023

Fastest Growing Renewable Energy Sector Group Adds Key Leaders to Keep Up With Rapidly Expanding Market

Increased Focus on Policy, Partnerships, Markets, and Technology Will Help Drive Long Duration Energy Storage Market Growth and Accelerate Global Decarbonization

August 11, 2023

LDES Council Joins the United Nations 24/7 Carbon-Free Compact

LDES Council Continues to Drive Progress Toward 24/7 Carbon-Free Future with Long Duration Energy Storage as Key Component

July 27, 2023

Private and public sectors call for an ambitious global target of tripling total renewable energy capacity to 11 TW by 2030

The world’s leading renewable energy voices have joined with the COP28 Presidency and European Commission to ensure an ambitious 2030 global renewable target is at the top of the agenda at the COP 28 Conference in Dubai this December.

July 19, 2023

LDES Council Statement on European Parliament Vote for Electricity Market Design

The European Parliament has today expressed its desire to see minimal reform of the Electricity Market Design deal.

June 16, 2023

LDES Council Statement on FERC Rules for Boosting Grid Reliability of Bulk Power Systems

FERC has finalized two rules to help improve reliability of bulk power systems against threats of extreme weather, which is another reminder that system reliability has become a crucial and urgent issue across US energy systems. The US is facing a major challenge due to its fragmented grid, which does not have sufficient connection points or capacity to enable the increase in renewable energy sources required to meet our climate targets – with FERC stating this ‘may cause unacceptable risk to life and economic harm’.

June 08, 2023

Global industry leaders and IRENA join forces to accelerate renewable deployment

The International Renewable Energy Agency and Global Renewables Alliance signed an MoU today to work together towards a rapid, sustainable, affordable and inclusive energy transition. The world needs renewables now and policymakers must have a clear-eyed focus on delivering them – this partnership will help ensure that happens. IRENA’s target of 1 TW of new renewable capacity annually to 2030 will guide ambition for this work.

May 02, 2023

LDES Council accelerates international expansion as membership grows

The LDES Council launched in November 2021 and has tripled in size since its launch, with over 60 diverse companies in regions across the world representing the full energy value chain – including technology innovators, equipment providers, renewable energy companies, utilities, investors, and end-users.

April 12, 2023

LDES Council Statement on Department for Energy Security and Net Zero Funding Announcement

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero announced a £30 million government boost to capture and store more renewable energy.

April 11, 2023

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Expands Strategic Work in Australia

Meeting with Members and Strategic Partners, LDES Council Outlines Priorities in Australia to Accelerate the LDES Market

March 20, 2023

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Announces New Board Leadership for Future Growth

Global organization gathers momentum as long duration energy storage enters spotlight

March 14, 2023

LDES Council Statement on European Commission Policy Updates

March 08, 2023

Department of Energy Announces Partnership to Accelerate Commercialization of Long Duration Energy Storage

Department of Energy Announces Partnership to Accelerate Commercialization of Long-Duration Energy Storage

March 08, 2023

LDES Council Statement on DOE Announcements During CERAWeek

March 07, 2023

LDES Council Provides Comments to European Commission on EU Electricity Market Design Reform

February 02, 2023

LDES Council Statement on EU Green Deal Industrial Plan

December 16, 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Grows Exponentially in 2022

LDES Market Growing, LDES Council Membership Triples in One Year

November 15, 2022

Clean Energy Industries Form Alliance to Address Climate Emergency and Drive Sustainable Development

Renewable organisations join forces to ensure an accelerated energy transition

November 14, 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council to Address COP27 on Energy Day

Following the successful launch of our latest research report, Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) Council Executive Director Julia Souder is speaking during the official "Energy Day" agenda on November 15, 2022 at 14:00 EET from Sharm El-Sheikh.

November 09, 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Report Spotlights Opportunity for Thermal Energy Storage to Advance the Clean Energy Transition

New research report reviews how heat and power can work in tandem to accelerate decarbonization through long duration energy storage technologies

November 07, 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Statement on COP27

October 04, 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Increases Headcount to Assist with Accelerated Growth of Industry

Energy and Sustainability Leaders Will Guide Council in Developing Operations, Member Relations, and Educational Programs to Support Long Duration Energy Storage Technologies

September 21, 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Adds New Members in Q3

Council Adds Global Members to Collaborate on Acceleration of LDES Projects and Support for Industry

June 23, 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Membership More Than Doubles As More Companies Commit to Net-Zero Mission

Council Adds 29 Members In First Half of 2022

June 21, 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Report Assembles Toolbox of Policy Options for Accelerating Flexibility Required to Meet Net-Zero Power

New research report reviews policy options to help society overcome obstacles to widespread deployment of LDES

May 17, 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Selects Larissa Fair as Communications Director, North America

Energy Storage Communications Leader Will Help Steer Council Efforts Toward Accelerating Deployment of Long Duration Energy Storage Technologies

May 10, 2022

LDES Council Report Highlights Potential for New Type of Power Purchase Agreement to Accelerate Decarbonization of Electricity Consumption

24/7 clean Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) can reduce the need for fossil fuels and improve risk management for electricity purchasers by providing a form of time-matched clean power supply

May 09, 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Names Julia Souder as Executive Director

The (“The Council”) announced today that energy and environmental veteran Julia Souder was selected to be the organization’s first Executive Director. Souder will lead the Council’s strategy and vision to enable the advancement of long duration energy storage to the center stage of the energy transition worldwide.

April 28, 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Announces Inaugural Board

Global organization driving rapid decarbonization through accelerated deployment of Long Duration Energy Storage technologies

November 04, 2021

LDES Council Press Release

The Long Duration Energy Storage Council is being formed by 24 technology companies, users and investors to achieve grid net-zero by 2040. This will see ~10% of all energy being stored in 8 hour+ storage technologies, requiring 85-140TWh of deployed capacity

October 11, 2021

ESS Inc. and ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. Announce Closing of Business Combination

Creates First Publicly Traded U.S. Long-duration Storage Company; Begins Trading Today on the NYSE Under the Ticker “GWH”

July 22, 2021

Form Energy Unveils Chemistry of Multi-day Storage Battery Technology

Announces Series D with Leading Strategic Partner, Accelerating Pathway to Commercialization of First Energy Storage Product