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DEWA reports on Hatta engineering studies
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has provided an update on plans for a 250MW pumped storage project at Hatta dam, announcing that 14% of the engineering studies have...
Genex drops ‘Turkey’s Nest’ design as it optimizes plans for Kidston pumped storage project
Genex has announced it has optimized the design of the 250MW Kidston Stage 2 (K2) pumped storage project to increase its storage capacity by 25%, and will adopt more efficient...
Study says Virginia pumped storage project could bring $576 million in economic benefits
A proposed Dominion Energy Virginia pumped storage power station in Southwest Virginia, US, would bring approximately $576 million in economic benefits to the Commonwealth, according to...
ANU study finds 22,000 potential pumped hydro sites in Australia
Australia could have a potential storage capacity of 67,000GWh from 22,000 potential pumped storage sites, a new study by the Australian National University (ANU) has found.
Andritz to supply turbines to Fengning pumped storage plant
Andritz is to supply two variable speed pump turbines for the new Fengning pumped storage power plant in Hebei Province, China, expected to be the world’s largest pumped storage...
Voith to modernize Ffestiniog pumped storage plant, Wales
Voith has announced it is to modernize two units at the Ffestiniog power station, part of the 2GW First Hydro”pumped storage operation located in Snowdonia, North Wales,
Researchers identify 185 possible pumped storage sites for Australia
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have identified 185 sites in South Australia that are potentially suitable for pumped hydro storage development.
EDF wins contract for first pumped storage project in Arabian Gulf
France’s EDF has been awarded a AED 58 million consultancy contract by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for the 250MW pumped storage hydroelectric power station at Hatta Dam...
Veytaux pumped storage plant inaugurated in Switzerland
Six years after the initial foundation stone was laid, Forces Matrices Hongrin-Léman SA has today officially inaugurated Switzerland's second most powerful pumped storage power station...
Glyn Rhonwy gets UK govt OK
The proposed 99.9MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped storage scheme in Wales, UK, has taken a major step forward with news that it has been granted a development consent order by energy secretary...
Consortium assessing seawater pumped storage plant in South Australia
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Plans for a 300MW pumped storage scheme on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, have been unveiled by Eishken Limited.