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And although California has mandated that utilities install energy storage, the technologies aren't developed enough to displace more reliable natural gas. Indeed, the "battery storage revolution" that has been promised to us has been "imminent" for not just decades, but really centuries. "Count Alessandro Volta, was the person who built the first electric battery. He showed it to Napoleon, who was the emperor at the year of 1800."
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