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June 04th 2010:“Energy Storage is Critical to Renewable Energy Success”

According to our guest, Jason Makansi, Executive Director of the Energy Storage Council, the reason storage is so essential to renewables is the renewables are intermittent -- the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow, and they are often located in areas far from population centers. Because the price of wholesale electricity varies throughout the day, when electricity is sold is just as important as how much electricity is sold. But if you can store the energy generated on a sunny or windy day and then inject that energy into the grid at periods of high demand ... well, the

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Jason Makansi

Jason Makansi is an independent consultant in the power generation industry. For 30 years, he has been analyzing the technological, business, environmental and regulatory issues in electricity production and delivery and has visited power plants and electricity infrastructure installations around the globe. Jason is also a prolific author, respected industry thought leader, and sought-after communicator. He spends much of his time speaking to industry, business and community groups on energy issues. His third book, Lights Out: The Electricity Crisis, the Global Economy, and What It Means to You, was called a “must read for anyone even slightly interested in the adequacy of the U.S. power
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 01/12/2017 09:00 01/12/2017 10:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio According to our guest, Jason Makansi, Executive Director of the Energy Storage Council, the reason storage is so essential to renewables is the renewables are intermittent -- the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow, and they are often located in areas far from population centers. Because the price of wholesale electricity varies throughout the day, when electricity is sold is just as important as how much electricity is sold. But if you can store the energy generated on a sunny or windy day and then inject that energy into the grid at periods of high demand ... well, then you've got yourself a market. You've got both physical and economic control over your resource and the leverage with which to build increasing demand for your product. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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