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Gold/Mining/Energy : Electron Energy Storage

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From: Eric4/8/2024 3:48:06 PM
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Calpine grid-scale battery, image courtesy of Calpine

Swapping An 800 MW Gas Generator For A 680 MW/2720 GWh Grid-Scale Battery

What happened to make that combined cycle facility obsolete? Solar energy. California has lots of it, and most of it is generated in the afternoon. If you can store it for a few hours and then send it back to the grid as the sun begins to set, the grid is distributing zero emissions electricity, which, if you are at all interested in addressing carbon dioxide pollution, is a very good thing.

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