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Energy Storage and how this affects tomorrows energy usage

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Electrical Inspector , Connect Energy

I am from New Zealand and have lived here all of my life. I currently live in the Waikato Region.  I am a New Zealand Qualified and Registered Electrical Inspector, and Industrial...

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  • Feb 8, 2022

This is going to be of great concern in the future. We can make Energy... But how do we store it to release it to the grid?


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Matt Chester on Feb 8, 2022

What are the key advantages to something like this as opposed to sending it onshore and storing it there? I imagine doing it onshore comes with less costs, and the transmission losses to get there are going to have to happen at some point in the process anyway, so does it matter if they happen pre or post battery? 

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Nick Foster on Feb 9, 2022

Agreed, also I believe maintenance and life cycle of equipment is quite expensive ie wind turbines at sea tend to be hammered by the salt spray which blasts the leading edge of the blades and wears them down quicker and can lead to being less efficient than the land based turbines.

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Jim Stack on Feb 9, 2022

Battery Storage is so good and getting better each week. I can't imagine anything else would be better and easier. This looks too complicated and would also take time. 

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