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With LAGI 2016 focusing on a coastal site, we thought it would be interesting to highlight this project in Toronto that is demonstrating a new kind of compressed air storage.

The project maintains a small ecological footprint by using horizontal drilling techniques to connect to deep water where the pressure is equal to that of the air being stored.

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The new technology being tested by Hydrostor in Toronto estimates 80% efficiency (energy extracted/energy stored) and can be applied to any coastal condition to help with intermittency (solar & wind), load balancing, reserve capacity, and peak-shaving needs of the regional electrical grid.

Via Fast Company. Article includes the original video embed and image.