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The Water-Energy Nexus: How Batteries Can Make the Water System More Grid-Friendly

Water and energy are inextricably linked, particularly in California. The state uses about 20 percent of its electricity to operate its aqueducts, irrigate its farms, and treat and deliver water to millions of residents. Adding flexibility to that energy use could, in turn, help the power grid deal with its own emerging needs -- to manage the influx of solar and wind power, and make up for the closing of nuclear and natural-gas-fired power plants.
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