1. Energy Storage Hits the Rails Out West

    Energy Storage Hits the Rails Out West

    What is over 4 miles long, is full of dirt and has a potential power output of 50 megawatts? If you're stumped, don't worry—not many people have heard of energy-storage-by-rail, a concept soon to be launched on the southwestern edge of Nevada. But its architects have high ambitions for a project they say could go a long way toward stabilizing the regional power grid.

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    1. They go up, they go down, Slinky fashion.
    2. Our operations are larger than batteries, but smaller than conventional generation.
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