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Senior Regulatory Specialist Pepco

An attorney with land use and regulatory experience employed at a utility company.

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  • Dec 6, 2022

Discuss the challenges of BESS permitting within states. 

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Jim Stack on Dec 7, 2022

Battery Storage has been the Holy Grail of the GRID and is now here. I have not seen any permitting issues but many areas have delays since they are growing so fast. You mention they are not the most efficient. Well what is better?


QUOTE=BESSs  has catapulted the use of these types of storage systems all over the country, even if they are not the most efficient type of storage. 

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Janique Williams on Dec 8, 2022

There are permitting challenges in counties where residents have objections, as such getting a variance for zoning is difficult. Working at a utility company I’ve definitely witnessed the uphill struggle that one faces esp in neighborhoods that’s are densely populated.

Pumped storage hydropower provides more hours of electricity than batteries.  While battery innovations get more attention, pumped hydro has been around and allows for larger and longer storage than batteries.

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