Implications of energy storage and climate change for pollution control under the Clean Air Act

Karin Wadsack, Erik Nielsen, William Auberle, Tom L Acker

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Increased renewable energy, climate change impacts, and energy storage will affect power system dynamics and thermal plant behavior and emissions. This research explores the effects of these factors on natural gas plant start cycles and consequent emissions. Energy storage can be deployed to mitigate the emissions from increased power plant starting and stopping. Thus, a multi-pollutant, sector-wide approach to protecting air quality will be most appropriate and effective for managing future power system emissions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
JournalElectricity Journal
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018



  • Clean air act
  • Energy storage
  • Grid integration of renewables
  • Pollution control
  • Power system decarbonization
  • Production cost modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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