Wind farms have a problem: the wind. Turbines churn out power when conditions permit and idle when they don’t. This intermittency creates no end of headaches for grid operators trying to balance electricity supply and demand. They often require coal power as a backup, which undermines carbon-free wind.
AES Energy Storage President Chris Shelton says that battery storage can make wind power more–not less–reliable than the fossil fuel incumbents.
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