31 Mar '14, 11am

Will energy-storage-by-rail get sustainability on track?

Will energy-storage-by-rail get sustainability on track?

A new way of storing energy soon could take off — energy-storage-by-rail, developed by Advanced Rail Energy Storage North America . The first project is set for Nevada, which would help stabilize the regional power grid so it can handle more renewable energy. It's a low-tech approach to large-scale energy storage . When rates are low, a train drives uphill. Then, when market prices are high, it simply rolls downhill to produce power. Nevada's Valley Electric Association is hosting a $40 million, 50 megawatt rail energy storage plant that connects to California's grid. The technology is designed to provide energy storage without the use of water, while also enhancing grid security and reliability and supporting increased use of renewable energy. In the past few years, railroads have started to be repurposed to send energy back to the grid , but this process does it on a muc...

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