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Dominion Energy narrows site option for pumped storage plant
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A 360MW pumped storage project planned for California, US, may not need a federal license, the developers have reported.
GE wins contract on Fengning pumped storage plant
GE Power has been chosen by Andritz and Dongfang Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. to provide electrical solutions for the 3.6GW Fengning pumped storage plant located in the Hebei Province...
ILF supports pumped storage research in South Korea
ILF Consulting Engineers has been contracted to support a research project regarding operation and maintenance of pumped storage power plants by the Sejong University in Seoul in...
Pumped storage project proposed for Loch Ness
A new 400MW pumped hydro scheme is being planned that would use the waters of the famous Loch Ness in Scotland.
Hydro Tasmania identifies 14 sites for new pumped storage
Up to 4800MW of new pumped storage capacity could be available for development in the Australian state of Tasmania as utility Hydro Tasmania confirms it has identified 14 options as...
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...