On August 6, Hydro Review will be hosting a webcast that will address the future of pumped storage hydroelectric power globally.

Pumped storage hydropower makes up the vast majority of all installed grid-scale energy storage capacity worldwide. This technology is ideally positioned to support the integration of intermittent renewables (wind and solar) into the electric grid, which is growing exponentially.

Attendees at this webcast — called The Future of Pumped Storage, the Ultimate Integrator — will hear from several experts who own, support or are developing pumped storage plants globally. They will discuss where pumped storage hydro is headed in the future and how will it be affected by the growth in installation of battery storage facilities. They also will cover how developers are going to overcome obstacles – such as high capital costs and long development schedules – to keep this technology active and relevant.

Speakers committed to date are:

Kipp Horton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wind River Power

Samuel Bockenhauer, HydroWIRES Initiative Lead, EERE Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Other speakers are currently being recruited.

This webcast is sponsored by HDR. It will be moderated by Elizabeth Ingram, content director for Hydro Review and HYDROVISION International.

Click here to register for this webcast, scheduled for 10:00 am CDT in the U.S.