Since atmospheric emissions are a major issue for
the power industry, the environmental benefits of CAES technology are
some of its most valuable attributes.
The low thermal heat rate of a CAES plant enables it to produce power
- 50% fewer tons of emissions than a comparably sized simple cycle gas
- 30% fewer tons of emissions than a comparably sized combined cycle
The ability to store off-peak power enables CAES plants to displace emissions
according to time and location.