Department of Energy, Exelon teaming up for clean energy technology research

In an effort to push the development of clean energy technology and a next-generation energy grid, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Exelon recently entered a five-year research and development agreement.

“I believe this agreement shows the possibilities of bringing together the best of public science and private industry to make real breakthroughs that can impact the lives of people,” Argonne Director Peter Littlewood said. “Argonne has long believed in the power of delivering our groundbreaking science to consumers by partnering with industry, and it is an honor to have Exelon as one of those partners.”

The agreement will combine Argonne’s expertise in emerging technologies for energy production and delivery with Exelon’s knowledge of market demands, allowing both organizations to direct focus to technologies that have the most potential to transform the industry.

“As the nation’s largest utility company and operator of the largest clean energy fleet, we have a unique responsibility to re-imagine the energy grid and lead our industry in the exploration, development and deployment of the next generation of clean, diverse energy technologies,” Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane said. “This partnership allows us to combine Exelon’s industry experts with the best minds in research to unlock new innovations and bring them to market for the benefit of our customers and the environment.”