Can Batteries Replace Coal Plants?

In 1997, when Dan Foley was managing Commonwealth Edison’s electrical grid, mornings meant firing up two coal-fired generating plants to keep pace with the sudden spike in electricity as nearly 3 million Chicagoans switched on their lights, hair dryers and televisions.

“Mornings used to scare the hell out of us,” he said.

Seventeen years later, Foley thinks he has the answer to scary mornings: batteries.

Read more in the Chicago Tribune.