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srandrews t1_j66chmx wrote

Wind is a very location specific phenomenon. Sometimes days are windy, sometimes nights. Such conditions greatly influence the economics of a wind farm. For example, it is ideal to line up peak production with peak demand. And peak demand is typically during the day. And the other thing to keep in mind is that if there is no load to serve, a wind farm won't generate.


UnamedStreamNumber9 t1_j66ehhu wrote

This is what grid scale batteries would address: storing energy for when this is load to take it. The “load” could also be co2 conversion to hudrocarbon fuels, another form of energy storage


srandrews t1_j66gcxm wrote

Yep! A basic use case is pumped storage - hydro - pump water up hill for peaking at a later time.