Codebreaker: Energy Storage Using Planet Earth as a Thermal Battery

The potential role of technologies that utilize geologic formations for energy storage is the focus of the Codebreaker webinar on March 2 at 3:30 pm MT.
Trevor Atkinson, a research subsurface scientist at Idaho National Laboratory, will discuss how INL’s Geothermal Energy and Subsurface Systems group is working to better understand geothermal and heat storage potential. As INL and the nation move toward a net-zero energy future, the US Department of Energy has identified the need for grid-scale energy storage solutions to support an increase in intermittent renewable energy resources. One such solution could be the storage in certain geologic formations of thermal energy derived from the excess or waste heat from any high-temperature heat source such as concentrated solar or conventional nuclear generation. Atkinson’s presentation will delve into the work under way at INL to explore these next-generation technologies and the role they could play in helping us achieve net-zero carbon emissions.
CAES’ monthly Codebreaker webinar provides a forum for researchers and students from the CAES universities to address their work, communicate opportunities and challenges to a receptive audience, and increase dialogue among CAES affiliates.
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Meeting ID: 285 362 538 174
Passcode: DPU4qk
Call in (audio only): 208-901-7635
Phone Conference ID: 107 706 92#