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Glyn Rhonwy gets UK govt OK
13 March, 2017
The proposed 99.9MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped storage scheme in Wales, UK, has...
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Consortium assessing seawater pumped storage plant in South Australia
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Australian energy retailer EnergyAustralia has updated the federal government on plans for a new pumped hydroelectric storage project using seawater in South Australia.

Australian govt supports Genex solar/pumped storage plans
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Genex Power’s plans for a large scale solar development with the potential for pumped hydro storage has been given a major boost with the news that the Australian Government is...

New pumped storage project gets ok from Scottish ministers
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 A new 400MW pumped storage facility in Scotland has been given the green light by the country’s government.

Proposed new rules from FERC could increase participation of pumped storage
Thursday, November 24, 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the US has released its proposal for a new rule that, if adopted, would facilitate greater participation by electric storage...

Voith turbines for wind/pumped storage hybrid plant
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 The world’s first wind/pumped storage hybrid power plant – located in Gaildorf, Germany – is to be equipped with three reversible Francis pump turbines from Voith, the company has announced.

Feasibility study complete for Kidston pumped storage project
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Genex Power has reached another major milestone in the development of its Kidston pumped storage project in North Queensland, Australia, with news that the project’s Technical...

Bangladesh and Nepal in pumped storage agreements
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Bangladesh and Nepal have signed an agreement to develop two pumped storage projects with a combined capacity of 1600MW on the Sunkoshi River in Nepal.

Plans unveiled for world’s first combined wind-pumped storage project
Monday, October 03, 2016 Gaildork wind farm in Germany is to feature the world’s first combined wind-pumped storage plant in a project involving Max Bögl Wind AG, GE Renewable Energy, Naturspeicher and Voith.

Welsh pumped storage scheme gets ok for underground grid connection
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Plans for a pumped storage scheme in Gwynedd, Wales, have taken a major step forward with news that developer SPH has been granted planning permission for an underground grid...

Plans unveiled for Scottish pumped storage scheme
Friday, September 09, 2016 Plans for a 300MW pumped storage scheme on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, have been unveiled by Eishken Limited.

‘Innovative’ design increases energy potential at Australian pumped storage plant
Thursday, May 05, 2016 The proposed Kidston pumped storage project in North Queensland, Australia, could see capacity increase to a maximum of 450MW thanks to a new design.

Study identifies huge potential for pumped storage in Europe
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Around 2291GWh of pumped storage hydropower could be generated from development-ready sites with existing reservoirs in the EU-15, Norway and Switzerland, a new study has found.

Agreements signed for Israeli pumped storage project
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Kardan NV has announced that a consortium of Sinohydro Corporation and GE (previously Alstom Hydro) has signed a principle construction agreement for a 340MW pumped storage project...

Second Ingula unit synchronized to the grid
Thursday, April 14, 2016 A second 333MW unit at the Ingula pumped storage project in South Africa was synchronized to the grid in late March, developer Eskom has announced.

Cruachan feasibility study identifies additional capacity
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 Additional capacity of between 400-600MW could be added if the Cruachan pumped storage plant in Scotland was expanded, a feasibility study suggests.

Linthal plant connected to the grid in Switzerland
Monday, January 18, 2016 The Linthal pumped storage plant in Switzerland has been successfully synchronized to the grid, GE Renewable Energy and AXPO announced today.

New pumped storage planned for Ireland
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Plans have been announced for a new 360MW pumped storage plant at the former Silvermines mining site in north Tipperary, Ireland.

Environmental study approved for Chilean pumped sea water plant
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Chilean regulators have approved the environmental impact study for Valhalla Energia’s proposed 300MW pumped storage plant in the Atacama Desert which will utilise seawater and...

Application to double Welsh pumped storage project capacity
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Snowdonia Pumped Hydro (SPH) has submitted an application to build a 99.9MW pumped storage facility at Glyn Rhonwy near Llanberis, Wales.

Preliminary plans for pumped storage at Columbia Gorge
Monday, November 09, 2015 Clean Power Development has applied for a preliminary permit for the proposed Columbia Gorge Renewable Energy Balancing Project in the US. This 1200MW closed-loop pumped storage...

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