Hand in hand with the order released on December 16th, the finalized energy storage plans are part of the United States' attempt to secure energy supply for the nation. In an effort to remain competitive in the energy market, the United States is trying to find innovative ways to both produce and store energy. From the plans and reports drawn by the Department of Energy, continued investment in energy innovation can and will reduce the costs of energy storage. Such a reduction in the prices of energy storage can mean a renewed trust in energy transitions, as well as the potential to rely on renewable energy storage even at peak demand hours. At a time when energy supply security is being threatened by souring US-China relations, plans from the energy roadmaps look more promising to anchor energy reliability.
Here you may find the roadmap mentioned in the article.
Anonymous, "Department of Energy Releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 4 January 2021, accessed 16 January 2022.