Energy Storage

Copper in Energy Storage infografic


  • Infographic - Copper’s Role in the Transition to Clean Energy [PDF - 1Mb]
    This new infographic illustrates Copper’s expanding role North America’s transition to clean power sources, from energy generation to storage and electric vehicles.
  • Video - How does energy storage play a role in the resiliency and reliability of electric vehicle charging?
    Hear Marissa Gillett from the Energy Storage Association discuss how energy storage plays a role in the resiliency and reliability of EV charging at 2018 Electric Vehicle Summit.
  •  North American Energy Storage Copper Content Analysis
    This report quantifies the expected copper demand for energy storage installations through 2027. It’s estimated that copper demand for residential, commercial & industrial, and utility-scale installations will exceed 6,000 tons yearly. Current models predict that by 2020, demand will have doubled 2018 levels to reach nearly 1,000 metric tons of copper content.
    Copper Content chart
  • Protect the Grid, Secure the Nation
    Protection of our nation’s energy grid today has never been more crucial as the FBI has stated that cyber-attacks are the primary threat facing the country. Couple that along with the new Clean Power Plan administered by the White House and US EPA with goals of reducing CO2, there is a major focus on the nation’s infrastructure. Copper continues to be a primary resource for building and protecting our nation’s grid due to its superior reliability, conductibility, and durability.
    Map of US States and energy storage
  •  INFOGRAPHIC: Copper's Role in Grid Energy Storage Application [PDF - 75Kb]
    This infograhic illustrates the growing market for energy storage in the U.S. due to governmental and venture capital investments, successful demonstration projects and recent technological advancements.
  • Market Evaluation for Energy Storage in the United States
    A study, conducted by KEMA for the Copper Development Association, to determine the current market - and the future potential - for grid energy storage in the United States, reveals that the current market is robust and the potential market is huge. Estimates show that between 2 to 4 gigawatts (GW) of energy storage could be developed over the next five years depending on financial incentives.