Los Angeles is Selected to Build a 100-Megawatt Battery System
The Push for Alternative Energy
In this blog we address the topic of energy storage in relation to new and alternative forms of energy. In our recent history, scientists have found renewable energy to help with the global energy crisis. Scientists and engineers are working together to help the world move away from coal and fossil fuels, and towards wind, solar, tidal, and other forms of renewable energy. The next obstacle that we face is how to store these alternative energy resources. Alternative Energy Storage (AES) has found a way to use a giant battery storage system to replace older existing power plants. This new system will not only increase the need for renewable energy resources, but it will also lower energy costs and overall emissions.
The concept of storing energy created from natural sources is similar to storing rain water. If we did not have reservoirs, then we would not be able to have water unless it was raining. AES allows us to capture energy, and use it when we need it. There is little to criticize about AES. Even if one does not believe in global warming, AES is necessary for wind, solar and other natural energy sources, just as reservoirs are necessary for water.
AES Creates a Giant Battery System
In the past, all of our energy in the United States has been stored at power plants. The issue with these old and outdated plants is that they were not built to accept energy that was being produced outside of the plants. With the demand for renewable energy growing every year, the Department of Energy (DOE), has been forced to find new ways to store alternative energy so that it can provide energy to larger populations. According to AES President John Zahuranicik, the agreement between AES and Southern California Edison (SCE) will move California towards a “clean, unbreakable power grid, taking advantage of energy storage for fast, flexible, emissions-free power”