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Energy Seminar: Reinventing the Iron-Air Battery for the Electric Grid - Form Energy

Precourt Institute for Energy

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Monday, November 15, 2021
4:00pm - 4:50pm PST

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Form Energy is a battery technology company founded in 2017 focused on developing a new class of multi-day energy storage systems that enable a reliable, secure, and fully-renewable electric grid year-round.  At its founding, Form sought to understand the dynamics of deeply decarbonized grids to inform our battery requirements. Form Energy’s analytics and software teams built a grid modeling toolkit to capture the dynamics of decarbonizing grids, the drivers of multi-day storage value, and optimal way to invest and operate a portfolio of technologies to ensure high reliability and low cost in renewable-driven power systems. Based on this extensive modeling of future grid needs, we identified the need for low-cost energy storage that could ensure reliability over multiple days. Our first commercial battery is a rechargeable, static iron-air battery capable of continuously discharging electricity for 100 hours at system costs competitive with fossil-fueled power plants. By using iron, one of the most abundant and cheapest minerals on Earth, this front-of-the-meter battery can enable a 100% renewable grid globally.

Speaker Bios

Annie Baldwin and Scott Burger

Annie Baldwin is the Director of Product Management at Form Energy, a storage technology company focused on enabling a fully renewable grid. In this role, she defines the product requirements and commercial offerings for Form's new class of storage technologies. Prior to Form, Annie led product and commercial strategy at early-stage startups focused on energy efficiency, smart grid, agriculture, and EVs. She graduated Stanford with her MBA/MS in Energy in 2019 and also holds a BA in Chemistry & Physics from Harvard.

Scott Burger is the Sr. Manager, Analytics at Form Energy. The Analytics team at Form Energy, which Scott leads, is responsible for developing and delivering the electricity market and project modeling and data science that powers Form's commercial, strategy, battery product management, and policy and regulatory affairs activities.

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