Pumped Storage Hydro

Jamaica is studying the implementation of a pumped storage hydroelectric and water system project to guarantee supply amid projected shortfalls. According to BNamericas, Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement during a speech to lawmakers as part of the 2020-21 budget debate. “Although most of the available water resources are located within the hydrologic basins...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued two preliminary permits to Premium Energy Holdings LLC to study the feasibility of the 2,000-MW Pyramid Lake Pumped Storage Project in Washoe County, Nevada, and the Haiwee Pumped Storage Project (capacity 1,600 MW to 2,000 MW) in Inyo County, Calif. The proposed Pyramid Lake project would consist of...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Premium Energy Holdings LLC to study the feasibility of the 2,000-MW Walker Lake Pumped Storage Project in Mineral County, Nevada. The proposed project would consist of the existing Walker Lake (storage capacity 1.4 million acre-feet) as the lower reservoir and the proposed Bald Mountain...
Pumped Storage Hydro

What researchers are calling seasonally pumped hydropower storage (SPHS) could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much-needed gap to support the transition to intermittent renewables, according to a study from scientists with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. According to IIASA, SPHS means pumping water into a...