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Energy Market Specialist, Hitachi Energy USA Inc.

Kent Knutson is a market specialist focusing on energy industry intelligence for Hitachi Energy.  He has more than 30 years of experience designing and developing intelligence products for some...

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  • Aug 8, 2022

This is a fascinating video produced by Bloomberg Quicktake highlighting the history and the future of large-scale long-term energy storage technologies. Kudos to Alicia Barton, CEO of FirstLight Power, and Mateo Jaramillo, CEO of Form Energy, and their talented team of engineers and others for expertly explaining their sophisticated storage technologies. Stuff like this is what makes the future bright!

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Matt Chester on Aug 8, 2022

Sometimes it's too easy to take for granted the innovation we see happening in real-time, but this explains that area (both the need and the solutions) quite well. 

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Kent Knutson on Aug 8, 2022

Matt, thank you for your comment.  I totally agree! 

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Mark Silverstone on Aug 9, 2022

Really interesting video. Northfield is a remarkable facility. Thanks for the info.
Yes, there is hope!

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Audra Drazga on Aug 12, 2022

Kent - loved this video - The Norfield facility is incredible- but sounds like a costly model that many states would not be able to replicate.  Outside the cost - what are some of the other cons of the facility?  Building Dams for lakes seem to get negative attention from environmental groups.  Does pumping the water back affect that wildlife?  

The iron batteries project seems interesting.  They have a very short window to prove this model.  Are there places that are already using this technology? 

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