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DTE Energy to build power storage center at former coal plant site

Reuters reports that DTE Energy will build a new battery storage facility.

The C3 Take
  • DTE Energy plans to convert part of its closed coal plant in Trenton Channel, Michigan into a large battery energy storage center by 2026.
  • The new facility will store up to 220 megawatts (enough to power 44,000 homes) of excess electrical energy for later use with the intention to reduce the strain on the grid and regulate power generation to meet fluctuating demand.
  • The U.S. is set to build 337 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2028, according to the International Energy Agency.

“The new facility will store excess electrical energy during production and distribute it to customers when needed. The project will reduce strain on the grid and regulate power generation in sync with fluctuating demand, the company said.”

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