Clean water. Renewable energy to power desalination plant and for peak grid exponentially reduced.
A. What would Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) (http://energystorage.org/compressed-air-energy-storage-caes)and Desalination Plant from Gulf of Mexico (GOM) accomplish?
B. Underground salt dome CAES will provide an infinite Renewable Energy source for desalination of GOM limitless water supply, eliminating the destruction to our precious aquifers.
C. Long term, economical water supply for Texas.
What actions do you propose?
A. CAES using salt dome caverns.
1. Eighty year facility turnaround, impervious to electric grid, solar and wind supply.
2. Most economical of all storage devices.
B. CAES lowest Mega Watt Hour (Mwh) cost.
Who will take these actions?
Federal, State and Municipalities.
Where will these actions be taken?
US Gulf Coast and numerous type geological structures throughout the planet.
How will these actions have a high impact in addressing climate change?
Extensive and incalculable.
What are other key benefits?
Limited water supply in aquifer’s vs. unlimited supply from oceans and paying a lot more for it economically and environmentally.
What are the proposal’s costs?
One billion dollars with no negative side effects.
Energy Storage Association
Texas Desalination Association