Environmental

“The climate crisis threatens our lives and livelihoods. The evidence is clear: we must flatten the warming curve, and fast.” This is one key statement in The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People, a report prepared by the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. “Too much of...
Pumped Storage Hydro

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including hydropower, renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. In past episodes, I’ve called energy storage an “industry within an industry.” There are so many...
Controls and Automation

Drax Group’s 440-MW Cruachan Power Station, a hydroelectric pumped storage plant built inside the hollowed-out Ben Cruachan Mountain, is to undergo a £1million (US$1.3 million) upgrade to modernize its turbine control system. The Cruachan Power Station, in Argyll, was commissioned in 1965. The upgrade will see the station’s programmable logic controller (PLC) system replaced with...
Pumped Storage Hydro

(Sponsored content) Innovative applications to old technology hold the promise of developing a “water battery” that captures and stores energy, offering an environmentally friendly alternative to large battery plants as support systems to renewable energy projects. The concept of a “water battery” is a new innovation that builds on a proven technology — pumped-storage hydro...
Pumped Storage Hydro

Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) has engaged design and engineering firm SMEC to provide detailed engineering and project management services on the 500-MW Kundah Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project in India. State agency Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd. (TANGEDCO) is the project proponent and asset owner. The project, in the Nilgiris hills of...