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Storage Steps Up

is the best-fit solution and allow them to deploy the capital? Duke has a program underway right now in the Carolinas to study the benefits supplied by a variety of storage technologies.

So the industry is moving in that direction. For example, for roughly the past 50 years Duke has relied primarily on nuclear, hydro, and coal generation. Now natural gas-fired combined-cycle plants are an integral part of the generation mix.

To me, it’s not a question of whether storage will become more prevalent, it’s a question of when.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: Jeff Gates is managing director for Duke Energy Commercial Transmission, which develops, owns, and operates electric transmission facilities throughout North America. In addition, Gates has had primary project development responsibility for the Notrees battery storage project.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Scott M. Gawlicki is Public Utilities Fortnightly's contributing editor, based in West Hartford, Conn.

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Could grid-integrated batteries change the way power producers operate fossil power plants?
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Could grid-integrated batteries change the way power producers operate fossil power plants?
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Could batteries affect the way power producers evaluate and operate their generating assets – in particular fossil fired generating assets they currently use to supply ancillary services? Duke Energy's Jeff Gates talks about the Notrees project and the future of battery storage.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (All day)