Frequently Asked Questions
Quidnet protects freshwater aquifers by creating the Storage Lens within an impermeable rock layer physically separated from freshwater aquifers.
We screen the entire rock column to ensure this separation exists before we commit to field work. Our wells then are constructed to further protect and provide separation between our storage lens and freshwater aquifers. We monitor the success of such separation by performing pressure monitoring and routine wellbore integrity testing.
Quidnet facilities operations are fully powered by electricity and do not have air emissions.
At a broader scale, by enabling significant additions of new renewable solar and wind generation to the electric grid, Quidnet’s technology actually contributes to significantly cleaner air by offsetting higher polluting energy generation.
If built on existing farmland, a Quidnet project only uses a few acres of land for the holding pond, to host the wellhead, and to house pumping and generation equipment. Beyond that, farming and grazing activities can continue as usual.