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DOE announces goal to cut costs of long-duration energy storage by 90%

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) goal to reduce the cost of grid-scale, long-duration energy storage (of which pumped storage hydro is the largest source)...
Wivenhoe pumped storage

Major overhaul planned for 570-MW Wivenhoe Pumped Storage in Queensland

Queensland’s largest hydropower station, the 570-MW Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station, will undergo a $14 million overhaul to ensure it continues to produce cleaner, cheaper energy for years to come. Major maintenance works will...
Eagle Mountain mine

Opinion: Time for California to “follow the science” on pumped hydro energy storage

Eagle Mountain is a pumped hydro energy storage project under development in the U.S. state of California. It would utilize infrastructure left behind at an abandoned mining site and offer more than 18 GWh...
Jario Florez NYPA

NYPA appoints Florez regional manager at 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has appointed Jairo Florez to the position of regional manager for central New York, the top position at its 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project Plant (B-G) in...
Cruachan pumped storage

Drax seeking planning permission to add pumped storage at 440-MW Cruachan facility

Drax Group is seeking planning permission to build a new 600-MW underground pumped hydro storage power station at its 440-MW Cruachan facility in Scotland, which would more than double the site’s electricity generating capacity. The...
Mine storage

Voith Hydro and Mine Storage partner on underground pumped storage

Voith Hydro and Swedish company Mine Storage announce a development partnership in a new market for underground pumped storage – offering so-called mine storages. To limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius,...
Scottish flag

Scottish government green lights 450-MW Red John pumped storage hydro at Loch Ness

ILI Group reports that the Scottish Government approved proposals for the 450-MW Red John pumped storage hydro scheme on the shores of Loch Ness. The project was subject to a Public Local Inquiry last year,...
Torrejon pumped storage

Iberdrola chooses Indar to modernize two units at 132-MW Torrejon pumped storage

Indar announces it has been awarded a contract by Iberdrola to modernize two generator units at the 132-MW Torrejon pumped storage hydroelectric plant. As part of the modernization, the plant will be converted to...
Nant de Drance pumped storage

Balancing hydropower and conservation at 942-MW Nant de Drance pumped storage

Switzerland-based Nant de Drance SA, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Pro Natura have provided the results of an assessment of the environmental compensation measures planned for construction of the 942-MW Nant de Drance...
Reisseck II+

GE Renewable Energy to supply generator for 45-MW Reisseck II+ pumped storage

Austria’s VERBUND has chosen GE Renewable Energy to supply and commission one 45-MW generator for the extension of the 430-MW Reisseck II Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant in Carinthia/Austria. The project will be executed by...