Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) and Gap Analysis

The situation presented in this report illustrates that M-WERC’s Midwest region is strongly positioned for success in the ESS industry.

It possesses a strong base of industrial and academic organizations in core ESS technologies and key enabling industries such as power electronics and power systems, with strong capabilities in most segments.

  • Argonne Lab and Joint Center for Energy Storage Research is located in the region and is driving next generation technology. It also has a national reach and impact.
  • A regional focus on both stationary and transportation energy storage offers unique synergies for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries.