In Missouri, the State Energy Office funded three planning and feasibility studies related to energy storage. The first project was a grant of $24,900 for planning and host site feasibility studies by the Consortium for Battery Innovation. The project included demonstration projects involving stationary lead-acid batteries and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure associated with other distributed energy resource options. The project is now well into its second phase, which includes gaining commitments on funding and involving committed partners to implement a project or projects based on what was proposed in the feasibility studies. Currently, an advanced lead-acid battery provider, an EV charging equipment provider, a utility, and a potential convenience store chain have stepped up with commitments to proceed. The consortium will seek funding through the VW Mitigation trust for a portion of the required funding during the initial round of funding for EV charging.
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