Advantages of advanced bipolar lead batteries for long duration energy storage

Agenda for
5-9 September

Ed Shaffer
CEO/Founder, Advanced Battery Concepts
Long duration energy storage (LDES) stabilizes the electricity network as renewable power sources are added.  Nearly 140 TWh of long-duration storage, or 7,700 GWh per year, is required by 2040 to meet established global initiatives for a carbon-free electric grid.  This production objective is 18 times larger than the current lead-battery industry representing a huge opportunity for growing our industry. To compete in this market, the lead battery must advance.  In this paper we show how bipolar architecture enables lead chemistry to not only compete in this market but excel.  Specifically, we show how bipolar designs achieve the three key performance requirements to participate – economic responsibility, social responsibility, and environmental responsibility.   We will compare advanced bipolar lead to other LDES systems including traditional lead, lithium, and other novel approaches.


Ed Shaffer is the CEO and founder of Advanced Battery Concepts. He was awarded a Ph.D. in materials science by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1995. He has 25 years of experience in advanced materials, and 10 years in energy storage. He has held various senior management roles in R&D and in Business Development.