Right. That is why hydrogen is looked at as a type of battery, a way to store the energy which should be produced more cleanly. It's a very clean battery.
@MisterPenguin, @jt04, and @DisneyCane, I thought you'd be interested in this new energy storage project I recently read about:Nuclear power can be used to create hydrogen. Essentially creating a 100% clean loop that is nearly limitless.
Some routes can be driverless (sort of like monorails work but trackless) Some can be flex routes with human drivers to meet shifting demand. IE special events.
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The Advanced Clean Energy Storage project would install 1,000 megawatts of energy storage capacity in Utah. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems will supply the power equipment while partner Magnum Development brings control of a salt cavern formation conveniently located near the transmission...
This initiative will develop 1,000 megawatts of long-duration energy storage using four cutting-edge technologies:
* compressed air energy storage
* large-scale flow batteries
* solid oxide fuel cells
The site is located adjacent to the Intermountain Power Project a nexus of power infrastructure including a soon-to-be-shuttered 2 GW coal-fired Intermountain Power Plant and nearby generation from 305 MW of wind and 600 MW of solar. Most critically, the IPP switchyard connects to the Path 27 500 kV high voltage DC line to Adelanto, CA capable of transmitting 2,400 MW to Los Angeles, Anaheim, Riverside, Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank.
I'm not sure if this figure is correct but, if true, it means that this project will store 150,000 x 10 MWh = 1,500 GWh of power which is 100 times the current amount of electricity storage currently deployed worldwide. This is enough to power all Los Angeles County residential customers for a month or all of Los Angeles County for a week.AP article said:Initially developing enough energy storage to completely serve the needs of 150,000 households for an entire year
They should really put an Alternate National Military Command Center nearby. In fact, we should all start thinking about buying a house out there and building a bomb shelter. Lol