It sounds like science fiction but appears to be
A local renewable energy company wants to store compressed
air deep underground – releasing it when needed to power electricity
Gaelectric, a major developer of wind farms, is planning the
£300m development near Larne.
It aims to compress air inside caverns located deep within
the salt layers running under East Antrim.
According to Gaelectric the process has already been applied
successfully for several decades in the US and Germany.
The company says it hopes to start building the facility early next year