Power Distribution & Energy Storage

Research dedicated to developing the energy storage technologies and electricity delivery systems needed to enable the transition to a carbon free energy system

Key components of the hydrogen bromine battery, from Novel bromine battery: Small-scale demo, large-scale promise, Energy Futures Spring 2014 Credit: Stuart Darsch




Podcast: Firm low-carbon energy resources

Jesse Jenkins and Nestor Sepulveda of MIT discuss what the future looks like for reducing CO2 emissions in electricity

Keeping the balance: How flexible nuclear operation can help add more wind and solar to the grid

Optimization model shows that operating nuclear plants flexibly can reduce electricity costs, increase revenue for nuclear plants, and cut CO2 emissions in electric power systems.

MIT Energy Initiative awards nine Seed Fund grants for early-stage energy research

Awardees will use grants to advance research in areas including energy storage, renewables expansion modeling, and the chemistry of electrocatalysts.