How do energy companies get more power if they need it?



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    Energy companies all have “peaker plants”, which are usually natural gas power plants that can be turned on at a moment’s notice. Because they run rather infrequently, they tend to be cheap, inefficient power plants. They also need to be kept in a state where they are ready to turn on instantly, which can sometimes consume resources without actually producing usable electricity. This is why there is a need for energy storage mechanisms in the electrical grid, to smooth out peaks in demand.

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