Officials say Washington's most promising site for a Columbia River Basin off-channel reservoir, at Crab Creek, could support a pumped-storage project of up to 392 MW.
India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corp. (NHPC) reports it fully commissioned the 390-mw Dulhasti hydroelectric project on the Chandra River in Jammu and Kashmir State.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has signed an agreement with the government of Ukraine to boost EBRD's public sector investment in Ukraine, including construction of a new pumped-storage project.
The former licensee for the 2,000-MW Mount Hope pumped-storage project has renewed plans to develop the project at an inactive mine in New Jersey, but scaled back the project's capacity to 1,000 MW.
Austria utility Verbund announced plans March 30 to build a 350-MW Reisseck 2 pumped-storage project in Austria.
Deborah Linke retired in January 2007 after more than 35 years in the power industry.
South Africa utility Eskom Holdings Ltd. renamed four power projects March 20, including the 1,333-MW Braamhoek pumped-storage project, indicating the plants have progressed sufficiently and received required authorizations.
The 1,060-mw Goldisthal pumped-storage plant features two variable-speed (asynchronous) motor-generators – the first-ever application of this type of equipment in a large hydroelectric project in Europe.
Schluchseewerk AG of Germany has awarded a contract to Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation to refurbish a 300-MVa motor-generator at the 1,270-MW Hotzenwald pumped-storage complex on the Rhine River.
Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts are studying the feasibility of building a 440-MW or 880-MW Don Pedro pumped-storage project at Don Pedro Reservoir, south of Sonora in Tuolumne County, Calif.