Virtual Battery Introduction
- Jun 9, 2021 11:30 am GMTJun 9, 2021 11:41 am GMT
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Goal: Reduce millions of tons CO2 while storing massive amounts of renewable sourced thermal energy by displaced fossil fuel water and space heating with wind energy plus providing 1,000s of new jobs. The virtual battery concept will reduce renewable generation curtailments; enhance grid reliability and provide virtual battery storage at end use customers while providing up to a 50% economic and energy stored boost to any regional battery installations.
A paradigm shift to actually use renewable energy on a real time matching basis
There are 20 plus environmental focused Non-profit groups in Minnesota doing good work promoting renewable energy for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Their grants and funding tend to focus on individual pieces of a renewable energy future. There is less attention on STEM based solution matrixes for the real time use of renewable generation quantifiable in tons of CO2 and $/ton greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. There is an ”academic vigor” alternative to the “social mission” climate protests by thousands. There is a waiting opportunity for supporting STEM based work and advocating for direct electrification of fossil fuel thermal use in buildings and processing with real time balanced use of renewable energy.