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Stimulus-Funded Grid Stabilization Projects to Use Giant Batteries

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Aug 11, 2010 • References: xcelenergy and news.cnet
A series of large-scale energy storage grid stabilization projects may help create an energy storage system to capture excess power and release it as needed thus moving utilities one step closer to a cleaner grid.

Spurred on by Xcel Energy's successful use of a huge battery to manage power fluctuations from wind power, the Department of Energy is allocating stimulus funds to assist with launching a number of energy storage-related grid stabilization projects in the hopes that practical solutions to alternative energy blocking problems will result.