Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants

“The grid requires power supplied right when it is needed, and usage varies considerably throughout the day. When grid-connected batteries help supply enough electricity to meet demand, utilities don’t have to build as many power plants and transmission lines.

Given how long this infrastructure lasts and how rapidly battery costs are dropping, utilities now face new long-term planning challenges.”

Source: Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants

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