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New Energy Storage Demo Rides On Pacific Northwest Winds

July 9th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

Three Washington State utilities with big investments in wind power have just signed on to a new $14.3 million energy storage and smart grid demonstration project. The end payoff will be further proof that wind power and other intermittent forms of energy can be integrated into a utility scale electricity provider while keeping up a steady stream of reliable, durable power


Minnesota Study Finds Promise in Using Abandoned Mesabi Iron Range Mines to Store Wind Energy

November 24th, 2011 | by Andrew

There's promise in reclaiming abandoned open pit iron ore mines in Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range and reusing them to store energy from wind turbines and farms. Utilities, industry and government are increasingly looking at hydroelectric pumped storage as an efficient, clean means of making more use and better managing growing amounts of intermittent electrical power being produced from wind energy.



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