Clean Energy Transition

The transition to a net-zero future will require a phenomenal amount of energy storage for renewables. We’ll need multiple battery chemistries, both established and new. The lead battery industry already plays an essential role in the green energy transition and providing ongoing energy storage needs across almost every sector.

Multi-Chemistry Approach to Policy

There is no singular solution to meet the massive demand for advanced battery technologies. As such, federal policies and investments should not prematurely favor one chemistry over another, creating unfair and unnecessary hurdles.

BCI supports policies that promote all battery technologies to ensure the domestic lead battery industry remains strong and continues to innovate with equitable:

  • Programs around research and development
  • Incentives for domestic industry growth
  • Development of broader energy storage solutions
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Lead Battery’s Proven Benefits

Lead batteries are not a has-been chemistry. They continue to provide impressive benefits and remain an important part of the U.S. economy, domestic manufacturing sector, the circular economy, and new and emerging technologies.

Micro Grids Rely on Battery Energy Storage

Centralized large-scale grid power systems are experiencing more problems, as electrical demand increases. One solution is creating more localized micro grids. They improve grid stability and advance net-zero carbon emissions by using renewable energy optimized by modern batteries.

Efficient battery energy storage systems are integral to store and distribute renewable energy, and regulate variability.

A battery-supported micro grid offers many benefits:

  • Stability: Ensures critical backup power if/when the larger grid goes down
  • Reliable: Smooths out power variability during low-use and peak-load times
  • Bridge Transition: Supports a mix of conventional and renewable energy
  • Cost Efficient: Minimizes peak-demand charges by utility companies
  • Less Maintenance: Reduces expensive upgrades to transmission lines
  • Consistent: Reduces peak-demand strain on larger grids
  • Access: Delivers power to remote and rural areas with no electricity
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Rebecca Conway

There is still a lead acid battery in the majority of EVs.  [And] we’re also seeing an increase in the number of multi-battery systems – vehicles with more than one battery, a primary and auxiliary battery.

Rebecca Conway, Executive Director of Marketing and Technical Services, Clarios