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Voith to modernize motor-generator at Vianden
More efficient electricity production is expected at the Vianden pumped storage plant in Luxembourg as Voith is awarded a deal to modernize one the plants motor-generators.
Stantec, GHD to deliver concept design for Warragamba Dam raise
A joint venture of Stantec and GHD has been awarded a $14.5 million design services contract by WaterNSW for the Warragamba Dam Raise west of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.
Entura develops Australian pumped storage atlas
A new practical atlas of potential pumped storage opportunities across Australia has been developed by power and water consulting firm Entura on behalf of Hydro Tasmania.
Funding injection for pumped storage in Australia
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the South Australia government have announced funding support totaling $2 million for pumped storage development plans in the country.
Black & Veatch named owner’s representative for San Diego pumped storage plant
Plans for a 500MW pumped storage facility at the San Vicente Reservoir near Lakeside in San Diego County, California, have taken a major step forward with the news that Black & Veatch...
Plans move forward for pumped storage plant in Arabian Gulf
The Arabian Gulf could be home to a new 400MW pumped storage plant after the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) signed an agreement with the GCC Interconnection...
Voith to equip Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant, China
Voith Hydro Shanghai Co., Ltd has signed a deal with Henan Tianchi Pumped Storage Co Ltd to equip the 1200MW Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant in Henan Province, China.
New tool maps world’s pumped storage projects
An interactive tool for tracking pumped storage hydropower projects worldwide has been launched by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) at COP23 climate conference
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...