Energy Storage System Evaluation
and Safety Consortium
To provide transparency in the battery market as a means to advance the development of energy storage systems.
What you gain with an EssEs Consortium membership:
- More than half a million battery test hours at a greatly reduced cost
- Assessment of batteries on the market to help you make informed decisions for your products/applications
- Freedom for your resources to dedicate to your product/application development
- Cost sharing to a level equal to the number of participants
- Life and abuse testing data for eight battery types
- Characterization testing data for sixteen cell types
- Proprietary data shared only among participants
- Voting rights for selecting sets of battery cells to be tested
- Voting rights to guide test modifications
The EssEs mission will be accomplished by:
- Developing precompetitive, detailed cell-level test data on currently available electrochemical storage systems across a diverse number of manufacturers and products
- Performing research to advance the testing methodologies used to benchmark batteries, making tests faster, cheaper and more significant.
The program provides test data from member-selected sets of battery cells. The tests are selected based on their pre-competitiveness, applicability to application, and usefulness in comparing different technologies in the areas of:
Test data are provided in a private, independent, third-party laboratory format. All testing is conducted based on the recommended practices.
2013 EssEs PAC meeting attendees
The SwRI EssEs Consortium consists of commercial participants and will run for a period of four years with an annual renewal option. The consortium format allows for cost sharing to a level equal to the number of participants, with the benefit of proprietary data to be shared only among participants.
Deliverables and Pricing
Program deliverables include:
- Semi-annual progress review meetings
- FTP secure server database access to test data
- Monthly progress reports
- Annual reports
- Full test results for each battery type per year
The consortium membership is $65,000 per year.
energy storage system development • battery cells • greenhouse gas emission reduction • fuel economy improvements • hybrid electric vehicles • plug-in hybrid electric vehicles • electrochemical storage system research • batteries • lithium-ion