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Highview Power suggested a novel idea to deal with Vermont’s renewable energy obstacles

Highview Power suggested a novel idea to deal with Vermont’s renewable energy obstacles
The Siliconreview
04 January, 2020

The present model which supplies clean electricity to the state of Vermont doesn’t serve like the model of Yankee. The state of Vermont in 2011 adopted a plan to receive 90 percent of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2050. This ultimately led to the expansion of solar and the wind-generated power saw a surge. In the sparsely populated region of Vermont renewable energy is unavailable most of the time because the lines that transmit energy are congested. The state’s goal took another hit in 2014 when the nuclear power plant called the Vermont Yankee was shut down permanently. To overcome the obstacles, Highview Power a British company suggested a novel solution. According to the proposal they want to create a storage system that will make use of renewable electricity generated from wind or solar to freeze the air. After the freezing process air will turn into liquid where it can be stored in insulated storage tanks. The frozen air will be allowed to turn into gas and this can be stored for hours or even weeks. When the transmission lines are not congested this electricity will be sent through the line.

Vice president of Highview's USA affiliate Salvatore Minopoli stated that the US needs something to balance the intermittent power when dealing with renewable energy