Landmark US climate legislation has not only boosted clean energy generation but also turbocharged a first generation of gigawatt-scale energy storage facilities that will help “connect the dots” in the green revolution, according to industry champion Julia Souder.

The number of new US factories geared toward long duration energy storage has surged from next to nothing to four or five in a year since the passing of President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), according to Souder, a clean energy veteran who was appointed in May as CEO of the Long Duration Energy Storage Council, a global non-profit entity launched