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Storing Wind Energy


A group of cities in Iowa plan to capture energy from the wind and store it underground to make electricity during times of peak energy demand.  A proposed power plant being funded by The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities would use wind turbines to force compressed air into underground aquifers.  Electricity would be generated by releasing the air when demand is highest.  This would remove some of the unreliability of nature, while using nature to generate electricity.






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