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Study says seasonal pumped storage could solve renewable energy storage challenge
03 March, 2020
Seasonal pumped hydropower storage (SPHS) could be an affordable...
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AGL and Hillgrove will not proceed with pumped storage plans
Friday, February 21, 2020 by Australian energy firm AGL and mining company Hillgrove Resources Limited have confirmed they will not be going forward with plans for a pumped storage project at the Kanmantoo...

FERC accepts application for 2200MW pumped storage project
Thursday, January 23, 2020 by The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the US has accepted Daybreak Power Inc’s application for a preliminary permit for its proposed 2200MW Navajo Energy Storage Station near...

Major milestone for Nant de Drance as intake valves set to open
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by A major milestone is to be achieved this month at the Nant de Drance pumped storage power plant in Switzerland as the plant’s two penstocks will be filled with water for the first time.

Andritz to supply turbines to Hatta pumped storage plant, Dubai
Thursday, October 03, 2019 by Andritz has announced it has signed a contract – as part of a consortium with the European construction group Strabag – with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to supply...

Hydro Tasmania investigating pumped storage opportunities
Monday, September 02, 2019 by Hydro Tasmania has announced it is accelerating detailed investigation of three key opportunities for pumped hydro development in the Australian state as part of the Battery of the...

ARENA offering funding for pumped storage
Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced that up to $40 million in funding is available for the development of the first pumped storage project in South Australia.

Voith to equip new Ritom pumped storage plant, Switzerland
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The almost a century year old Ritom pumped storage plant in Switzerland is to be replaced by a new facility, with technology group Voith receiving an extensive order for generating...

First stage of Shoalhaven expansion project approved
Thursday, July 04, 2019 by The New South Wales Government in Australia has approved the first stage of the $300 million Shoalhaven Hydro Expansion project, with the geological works for the major upgrade...

Obervermunt II officially opened in Austria
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The 360MW Obervermunt II pumped storage plant in Montafon, Austria, has officially opened, marking another milestone in the partnership between EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG...

Dominion Energy narrows site option for pumped storage plant
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Dominion Energy Virginia has announced it has narrowed its search for a site for a proposed pumped storage project to Tazewell County.

GE gets DOE funds to study pumped storage benefits
Friday, May 24, 2019 by A project team from GE Research and GE Energy Consulting, supported by GE Renewable Energy’s hydro teams, is to evaluate the long-term benefits and economics of pumped storage...

Kidston pumped storage project gets final environmental approval
Monday, April 08, 2019 by Genex Power Limited has reached a major milestone on the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro), announcing it has secured all environmental approvals required.

Audit identifies 530,000 potential pumped storage sites worldwide
Monday, April 01, 2019 by A potential 530,000 sites exist for pumped storage hydropower projects worldwide, according to a global audit carried out by the Australian National University (ANU), with the sites...

Early works to start on Kidston pumped storage
Friday, February 15, 2019 by An early works programme is to commence on the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) at Genex Power’s Renewable Energy Hub at Kidston in North Queensland, after...

Pumped storage hydropower to turbocharge the clean energy transition, says IHA
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by An additional 78,000MW in clean energy storage capacity is expected to come online by 2030 from hydropower reservoirs fitted with pumped storage technology, according to the...

Kidston project takes further step forward
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by The Queensland State Government has declared Genex Power Limited’s 250MW Kidston pumped storage project (K2-Hydro) a Coordinated Project, with the declaration now providing an...

Genex gets development approval for Kidston pumped storage project
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Genex Power Limited’s plans for a 250MW pumped storage scheme as part of its Kidston stage 2 project have taken another step forward after the company received Development Approval...

Bilfinger to work on Gaildorf project, Germany
Monday, September 10, 2018 by Bilfinger subsidiary Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik has announced it is to be involved with the Gaildorf project in Germany, the world’s first wind/pumped storage hybrid power plant.

Bison Peak project may not require federal license
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by A 360MW pumped storage project planned for California, US, may not need a federal license, the developers have reported.

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