The term “energy storage technology” includes grid-enabled water heaters, building heating or cooling systems, electric vehicles, the production of hydrogen for transportation or industrial use, or other technologies that store energy.
The term “microgrid” means a localized grid that operates autonomously regardless of whether the grid can operate in connection with another grid.
The term “renewable energy source” has the meaning given the term in section 918c(a) of title 7.
Activities under this subsection shall be subject to the cost-sharing requirements of section 16352 of this title.
In carrying out paragraph (1), the Secretary may enter into contracts with third-party experts, including engineering, finance, and insurance experts, to provide technical assistance to eligible entities relating to the activities described in such paragraph, or other relevant activities, as determined by the Secretary.
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $15,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2025.