Fossil industry storage approach inspires Goderich energy storage venture

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Mary Baxter is editor of and a contributing editor of Better Farming magazine, the largest circulating farm magazine in Ontario and Canada’s top website for online farm news. In 2007, she, along with her former Better Farming colleagues won the Canadian Association of Journalists' Award for Investigative Journalism in the magazine category. In 2012, she also won the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ Star Prize for print journalism. Mary is based in London, ON.




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Residents in Goderich, Ont. are protesting the merit of an energy storage demonstration project as it nears the final stages of local and environmental approvals.

But a representative of the project's developer said concerns should dissolve once greater community discussion takes place.

"It's just something that's new and different," said Katherine Peretick, NRStor Inc. director of engineering about her company's proposal to store power in a former salt mine. "We want a productive dialogue here where everybody is talking about the facts and we want to get the facts out there as much as we can."

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