Four Projects Picked to Speed Up Pumped Storage Hydro Construction 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:24:39 +0000

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Four projects have won a competition launched by the Department of Energy (DOE) in April 2019 to help shorten the commissioning time for pumped storage hydropower projects and revitalize the hydropower industry.  The grand prize winners or the Furthering Advancements to Shorten Time (FAST) Prize competition were selected by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) […]

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Energy Storage Changes the Power Profile

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The power grid is a pretty complex system. Electricity is generally produced on an as-needed basis. Generators ramp up and down based on demand. However, energy storage systems are beginning to change how

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How the DOE Is Looking to Save Hydropower

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:36:21 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled a slate of measures to help U.S. hydropower thrive as costs for wind and solar plummet. Measures will include a roadmap to identify hydro’s value in a future grid, and a first-of-its-kind prize designed to encourage innovative and faster pumped storage construction techniques. In her opening speech at Waterpower […]

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Award-Winning Pumped-Storage Hydro Facility a Modern Marvel

The Frades II pumped-storage hydro project in Portugal took advantage of existing dams to incorporate a scheme that includes the largest variable-speed reversible units installed in Europe. The facility

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