Tri-Cities picked for multi-million dollar electric grid research complex

source: Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, August 22, 2019

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been picked as the site of a new national grid energy research facility by the Department of Energy.

The proposed project would mean tens of millions of dollars will be spent on a new complex at the Richland campus of the Department of Energy national laboratory.

And it’s expected to attract additional funding and researchers to PNNL.

“(Energy storage) is an area of critical importance to the Department of Energy as it takes on the energy resilience problem for the country,” said Steven Ashby, PNNL director. “We expect to see funding in this area increase over time.”

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