1. Missouri Utility Looks to Energy Storage to Extend Life of Substation

    Missouri Utility Looks to Energy Storage to Extend Life of Substation

    A municipal utility in Springfield, Missouri, is testing the potential of old-school lead batteries to help manage peak demand and extend the life of equipment. City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, announced a partnership last year with a hometown battery manufacturer, NorthStar Battery, on a pilot project to integrate energy storage at a substation serving a growing area of the city.

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    1. It's not being used in the way most folks think of energy storage.
    2. We started talking about this project.
    3. The key thing is that when you have many batteries in parallel, in strings, you have to maintain their balance.
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