IN THE NEWS: Batteries at a Wind Farm Help Control Output
From The New York Timesby MATTHEW L. WALD
ELKINS, W.Va. — Another wind farm opened on another windy ridge in West Virginia this week, 61 turbines stretched across 12 miles, generating up to 98 megawatts of electricity. But the novel element is a cluster of big steel boxes in the middle, the largest battery installation attached to the power grid in the continental United States.
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