1. Costa Rica May Need Energy Storage to Keep Getting 100% Renewables Year-Round

    Costa Rica May Need Energy Storage to Keep Getting 100% Renewables Year-Round

    Costa Rica has gotten 100 percent of its electricity from renewables for 100 days straight this year -- thanks to hydro. But as the country strives to become fully carbon-free by 2021, it looks increasingly likely that energy storage will be needed, according to the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE).

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    1. With penetration of wind and solar, in the future we will need greater regulation capacity than that available from dams, which will probably have to be covered by new options such as pumped hydro and batteries.
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