Storage of electricity is not essential for reliability of supply on a power system with significant volumes of fluctuating renewable energy. Just as with coal, gas and nuclear power, reliability of supply from renewable energy can be secured from a range of generating options and from sophisticated management of both supply and demand. Grid stability is not reliant on storing electricity for later use. ...
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