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The Down and Dirty

What is BESS?

A Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is a type of energy storage system that stores electrical energy in batteries for later use. While BESS can be useful in some applications, there are many concerns about their use in certain contexts. One concern is that BESS can be expensive to implement and maintain, which can result in higher energy costs for consumers. Additionally, there is the environmental impact of BESS, as the production and disposal of batteries can be harmful to the environment. There are also concerns about the safety of BESS, as batteries can overheat and potentially cause thermal run-aways, fires and the release of toxic substances. Overall, while BESS can have benefits, it is important to carefully consider their use and potential drawbacks before implementing them on a large scale.

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Citizens for Estero Bay Preservation believe battery energy storage systems have an important role in our world toward a carbon-free future. 

We do not believe placing a 600 MW BESS in the midst of our nationally protected Estero Bay, economic tourist hub and near our high school is a good location.

We do believe the BESS can be placed at a remote switching station.

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