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France’s Grand Maison plant testing HSC technology
The Grand Maison hydropower plant in the French Alps – which is part of the European Union (EU)-funded XFLEX HYDRO initiative – is testing how Hydraulic Short Circuit (HSC) technology...
BBA and Lombardi team up for pumped storage development in Canada
BBA and Lombardi have announced the creation of strategic alliance that will see the firms collaborate on pumped storage hydropower projects for Canadian clients, while also laying...
NREL researchers map out possible new pumped storage sites in the US
A new report from researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) identifies sites in the US that could support pumped storage hydropower plants as well as highlighting...
Coire Glas tenders submitted
Plans for the first large-scale pumped storage scheme to be built in the UK for more than 30 years has taken a major step forward as tenders have been received for the project’s...
DEWA’s Hatta pumped storage project 44% complete
The 250MW Hatta pumped storage project being built by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in Hatta is 44% complete, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA announced...
Study investigates feasibility of restoring Sweden's largest pumped storage plant
A feasibility study is being carried out to investigate the possibility of restoring the Juktan pumped storage power plant in Sweden.
Drax submits planning application to expand Cruachan facility in Scotland
Plans are being submitted today by Drax that will double generating capacity at its Cruachan pumped storage project in Scotland.
New pumped hydro and green hydrogen project planned for Queensland, Australia
Australian renewable energy firm Sunshine Hydro has announced details of its plans to build a $2 billion pumped hydro and green hydrogen project within the Central Queensland...
New market mechanisms needed for pumped storage development, says Turnbull
A competitive market mechanism is needed to encourage developers to build new pumped storage, Malcolm Turnbull has said, highlighting the need for more Long Duration Electricity...
Fichtner to support new pumped storage project
Fichtner, together with its British subsidiary Fichtner Consulting Engineers Ltd, has been contracted by Quarry Battery Company Ltd. to support its 100MW pumped storage hydro...
Construction starts on Pingtanyuan pumped storage project, China
Hubei Energy Group Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), has begun construction of the Pingtanyuan pumped storage power project in Luotian County.
Hatta pumped storage plant 35% complete
Construction of the first pumped storage plant in Dubai is 35% complete, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced.
CTG starts construction of Tiantai pumped storage plant
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has begun construction of a new pumped storage project that will feature the world’s highest hydraulic head.
Rye starts development process for Lewis Ridge pumped storage project
US hydropower developer Rye Development has filed for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) permit for the of the Lewis Ridge Closed Loop Pumped Hydropower Storage project in...
Cruachan plays host to former Australian PM
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – an international proponent for pumped storage hydropower - has visited Drax Group’s iconic ‘Hollow Mountain’ Cruachan Power Station...
Thyssengroup and SENS collaborate on underground pumped storage
Sustainable Energy Solutions Sweden Holding AB (SENS) and Thyssenkrupp Uhde Africa are to work together to potentially develop an underground pumped storage project in South Africa.
Urgent action needed on pumped storage says international coalition
More frequent blackouts and reverting to the use of fossil fuels could be on the cards unless urgent action is taken to scale up pumped storage, warns a government-led coalition.
Contractors shortlisted for Coire Glas work
SSE Renewables has announced a shortlist of tenderers for the civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works for the proposed 1.5GW pumped hydro storage scheme at Coire Glas...
Work progressing well at Hatta pumped storage plant, Dubai
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the 250MW Hatta pumped storage project being built in Hatta is 29% complete.