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Nant de Drance officially inaugurated
09 September, 2022
The 900MW Nant de Drance pumped storage project in Switzerland is...
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Pumped storage plants get $45 million funding boost from NSW government
Wednesday, September 07, 2022 by Five planned pumped storage hydropower projects with a combined capacity of approximately 1.75GW in New South Wales, Australia, are set to receive funding of almost NZ$45 million from...

Eesti Energia planning Estonia’s first pumped storage plant
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by Eesti Energia is carrying out preliminary design and environmental impact assessment for what would be the first pumped storage hydroelectric plant in Estonia.

Bechtel to work on Big-T pumped storage facility, Australia
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by Bechtel has been selected by BE Power and GE Renewable Energy to support the planning for the Big-T pumped storage hydropower facility at Lake Cressbrook in southeast Queensland, Australia.

Nant de Drance placed into operation in Switzerland
Monday, July 04, 2022 by After 14 years of work and intensive testing, the Nant de Drance pumped storage power plant in Valais, Switzerland, was placed into operation on 1 July 2022.

Stantec to study pumped storage potential in Canada
Thursday, June 16, 2022 by Stantec has announced it has been commissioned by WaterPower Canada to assess the potential for pumped storage hydropower across Canada.

France’s Grand Maison plant testing HSC technology
Monday, June 13, 2022 by The Grand Maison hydropower plant in the French Alps – which is part of the European Union (EU)-funded XFLEX HYDRO initiative – is testing how Hydraulic Short Circuit (HSC) technology...

BBA and Lombardi team up for pumped storage development in Canada
Monday, June 13, 2022 by BBA and Lombardi have announced the creation of strategic alliance that will see the firms collaborate on pumped storage hydropower projects for Canadian clients, while also laying...

NREL researchers map out possible new pumped storage sites in the US
Thursday, June 09, 2022 by A new report from researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) identifies sites in the US that could support pumped storage hydropower plants as well as highlighting...

Coire Glas tenders submitted
Monday, June 06, 2022 by Plans for the first large-scale pumped storage scheme to be built in the UK for more than 30 years has taken a major step forward as tenders have been received for the project’s...

DEWA’s Hatta pumped storage project 44% complete
Monday, June 06, 2022 by The 250MW Hatta pumped storage project being built by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in Hatta is 44% complete, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA announced...

Study investigates feasibility of restoring Sweden's largest pumped storage plant
Thursday, May 26, 2022 by A feasibility study is being carried out to investigate the possibility of restoring the Juktan pumped storage power plant in Sweden.

Drax submits planning application to expand Cruachan facility in Scotland
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by Plans are being submitted today by Drax that will double generating capacity at its Cruachan pumped storage project in Scotland.

New pumped hydro and green hydrogen project planned for Queensland, Australia
Friday, May 06, 2022 by Australian renewable energy firm Sunshine Hydro has announced details of its plans to build a $2 billion pumped hydro and green hydrogen project within the Central Queensland...

New market mechanisms needed for pumped storage development, says Turnbull
Thursday, April 07, 2022 by A competitive market mechanism is needed to encourage developers to build new pumped storage, Malcolm Turnbull has said, highlighting the need for more Long Duration Electricity...

Fichtner to support new pumped storage project
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Fichtner, together with its British subsidiary Fichtner Consulting Engineers Ltd, has been contracted by Quarry Battery Company Ltd. to support its 100MW pumped storage hydro...

Construction starts on Pingtanyuan pumped storage project, China
Friday, March 04, 2022 by Hubei Energy Group Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), has begun construction of the Pingtanyuan pumped storage power project in Luotian County.

Hatta pumped storage plant 35% complete
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by Construction of the first pumped storage plant in Dubai is 35% complete, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced.

CTG starts construction of Tiantai pumped storage plant
Wednesday, January 05, 2022 by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has begun construction of a new pumped storage project that will feature the world’s highest hydraulic head.

Rye starts development process for Lewis Ridge pumped storage project
Wednesday, January 05, 2022 by US hydropower developer Rye Development has filed for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) permit for the of the Lewis Ridge Closed Loop Pumped Hydropower Storage project in...

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