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UK industry urges PM to invest in pumped storage hydropower
Friday, July 14, 2023 by Scottish Renewables and the British Hydropower Association have jointly written a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, urging the UK Government to provide immediate support for...

Queensland Hydro opens first round of work packages for Borumba pumped storage project as geotechnical investigations commence
Thursday, July 13, 2023 by Queensland Hydro has opened the first round of work packages for the highly anticipated $14 billion Borumba pumped hydro mega project. The project's initial phase includes nine...

Porr wins contract to build caverns and tunnel system for Forbach pumped storage plant
Friday, July 07, 2023 by Construction company Porr has secured a major contract for the construction of caverns and a tunnel system as part of the conversion of the Rudolf Fettweis Plant (RFW) in Forbach into...

Nant de Drance celebrates first year of operation
Wednesday, July 05, 2023 by On July 1, 2023, the Nant de Drance pumped storage power plant marked its one-year anniversary of successful operation. With a capacity of 900MW, the plant has played a significant...

NHPC Limited and Govt. of Odisha partner to develop pumped storage projects
Thursday, June 29, 2023 by NHPC Limited and the Government of Odisha, through GRIDCO Limited, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of pumped storage and renewable energy projects...

Ground investigation commences for Earba pumped storage project
Thursday, June 29, 2023 by Ground investigation works have commenced at the site of the proposed 900MW Earba pumped storage project in Scotland, marking an important step forward in the development process,...

NHPC signs MoU with Maharashtra Government for pumped storage schemes
Monday, June 19, 2023 by Indian hydropower company NHPC Limited has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Energy, Government of Maharashtra, to collaborate on the development...

Local businesses win key Pioneer-Burdekin contracts in Queensland
Friday, June 16, 2023 by Queensland's Pioneer-Burdekin pumped hydro energy storage project is gaining momentum as local businesses secure key contracts. The Minister for Energy, Renewables, and Hydrogen, Mick...

First Minister of Scotland urges UK Government to support pumped storage for Net Zero transition
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by In a bid to combat the climate emergency and achieve a fully decarbonized electricity system, Humza Yousaf, First Minister of Scotland, has called on UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak...

SSE unveils plans to redevelop Sloy power station into pumped storage project
Monday, May 22, 2023 by SSE Renewables has announced it is planning to convert the 152MW Sloy hydropower Station into a pumped storage facility, with the transformed facility expected to deliver up to 25GWh...

EnBW invests €280 million in Forbach pumped storage plant
Monday, May 15, 2023 by EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has announced its investment in hydropower and pump storage in Forbach, marking a significant step towards the energy transition and security of supply.

New pumped storage projects in Scotland to double UK capacity and boost economy by £5.8 billion, report finds
Friday, May 12, 2023 by Six new pumped storage hydro projects currently under development in Scotland are set to more than double the UK’s capacity for pumped storage hydro to 7.7 GW, create almost 15,000...

Voith Hydro works on expansion of Lithuania's Kruonis pumped storage hydropower facility
Friday, May 05, 2023 by Voith Hydro has been selected as the general contractor by Ignitis Gamyba for the expansion of the Kruonis pumped storage hydropower facility in Lithuania.

GE and Cobra Infrastructuras Hidráulicas to supply Chira Soria project, Gran Canaria
Friday, May 05, 2023 by GE in partnership with Cobra Infrastructuras Hidráulicas, has been chosen by Red Eléctrica to provide six pumped storage turbines for the 200 MW Chira Soria project in Gran Canaria, Spain.

GE Renewable Energy secures contract to modernize pumped storage plant in Poland
Friday, April 28, 2023 by GE Renewable Energy has been awarded a contract by Poland’s PGE Odnawialna S.A. to upgrade the Porabka Zar pumped storage hydropower plant.

Indian government releases guidelines to promote development of pump storage projects
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 by In a bid to promote the development of pump storage projects across India, the government has released new guidelines aimed at encouraging investment in this important sector....

Fugro supports SSE Renewables' Coire Glas pumped storage scheme with ground investigation contract
Thursday, March 30, 2023 by SSE Renewables has chosen Fugro to undertake ground investigation for its Coire Glas hydro pumped storage scheme located in the Great Glen in Scotland. Coire Glas has a potential...

£100 million investment boost for Coire Glas pumped storage scheme in Scotland
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 by The planned 150MW Coire Glas scheme in Scotland – billed as Britain’s biggest pumped storage scheme in 40 years – is to receive a £100 million investment boost from developer SSE.

Studio Pietrangeli to enhance Cruachan expansion design for Drax
Friday, March 10, 2023 by Drax has named Studio Pietrangeli as Owner’s Engineer on its project to build a new 600MW underground plant adjacent to its existing underground Cruachan facility in Argyll, Scotland.

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