The council targets global net-zero carbon emissions in the power sector by 2040.
The Long-Duration Energy Storage (LDES) Council was launched at the COP26 summit. The council said it plans to guide governments and grid operators on how LDES technologies will support decarbonization of the grid as the lowest-cost option to society.
The LDES Council comprises 24 tech companies, users, and investors. Long-duration iron flow battery maker ESS Tech, Inc. CEO Eric Dressselhuys entered the council as a founding member.