In nearly every corner of the country, energy storage projects are finding their way onto the grid — they’re getting bigger, cheaper, more diverse and even a little bit weirder. 

Most of all, they’re just becoming normal. This week, we’re talking about the new normal for power operations, which includes a lot of batteries. (And maybe some air tanks, water pumps and cranes too.)

GTM Staff Writer Julian Spector joins us on The Energy Gang as a guest co-host to round up the most topical storage projects and tell us where the market is headed.

Then we’ll look at a novel approach to long-duration storage: a gravity-based system from Energy Vault that just got a major injection of Japanese venture dollars. How skeptical should we be?

And finally, we’ll look at all the other alternatives to lithium-ion batteries that are vying for traction in the market. Will pumped hydro see a revival? Can flow batteries finally prove themselves?

Read Julian Spector’s reporting here. And sign up for the GTM newsletter here to get all of Julian's storage reporting in your inbox.

Read along with us. Here are some of the stories mentioned in the podcast:

  • GTM: ‘Cheaper Than a Peaker’: NextEra Inks Massive Wind+Solar+Storage Deal in Oklahoma
  • GTM: Dominion Energy Plans to Build 4 Storage Pilots and Study Them for 5 Years
  • GTM: Can Newcomer Energy Vault Break the Curse of Mechanical Grid Storage?
  • GTM: Energy Vault Lands $110M From SoftBank’s Vision Fund for Gravity Storage

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