1. Utilities are Starting to Invest in Big Batteries Instead of Building New Power Plants

    Utilities are Starting to Invest in Big Batteries Instead of Building New Power Plants

    So far, utilities have only installed the equivalent of one or two traditional power plants in grid-scale lithium-ion battery projects, all since 2015. But across California, Texas, the Midwest and New England, these devices are benefiting the overall grid by improving operations and bridging gaps when consumers need more power than usual. But several utilities are already investing in energy storage.

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