March 10, 2021
News Release

## Design, Construction to Begin on $75 Million Grid Energy Storage Research Facility New facility will accelerate energy storage innovation, increase clean energy adoption and grid resilience DOE has provided approvals for the Grid Storage Launchpad, which allow PNNL to move to the design and construction phase of the project. This is a conceptual rendering of what the Grid Storage Launchpad facility could look like on the PNNL campus in Richland, Washington. (Rendering courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) RICHLAND, Wash.A new$75 million facility that will boost clean energy adoption and make the nation’s power grid more resilient, secure and flexible has been given the green light to proceed with design and construction by the U.S. Department of Energy.

DOE has provided approvals for the Grid Storage Launchpad, which will be located at DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland. The approvals allow PNNL to move to the design and construction phase of the project and tap funding allocated by Congress.