How 24/7 clean energy procurement impacts the grid

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle

Procuring hour-by-hour clean energy within an energy buyer’s grid can lead to a greater reduction of greenhouse gas emissions than 100% clean energy matching, while driving deployment of clean firm power generation and long-duration energy storage, according to a new study.

The study from Princeton University’s ZERO Lab is the first analysis of the grid impact of 24/7 carbon-free electricity procurement, which is growing in popularity among corporate and governmental energy buyers.

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