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Drax submits planning application to expand Cruachan facility in Scotland
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Cruachan plays host to former Australian PM
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – an international proponent for pumped storage hydropower - has visited Drax Group’s iconic ‘Hollow Mountain’ Cruachan Power Station...
Thyssengroup and SENS collaborate on underground pumped storage
Sustainable Energy Solutions Sweden Holding AB (SENS) and Thyssenkrupp Uhde Africa are to work together to potentially develop an underground pumped storage project in South Africa.
Urgent action needed on pumped storage says international coalition
More frequent blackouts and reverting to the use of fossil fuels could be on the cards unless urgent action is taken to scale up pumped storage, warns a government-led coalition.
Contractors shortlisted for Coire Glas work
SSE Renewables has announced a shortlist of tenderers for the civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works for the proposed 1.5GW pumped hydro storage scheme at Coire Glas...
Work progressing well at Hatta pumped storage plant, Dubai
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the 250MW Hatta pumped storage project being built in Hatta is 29% complete.
FERC issues preliminary permit for Daybreak Power’s proposed pumped storage project
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a preliminary permit for Daybreak Power Inc’s proposed 2650MW Halverson Canyon Pumped Storage project near Creston,...
Major overhaul planned for Wivenhoe project, Australia
A $14 million maintenance project will start this month at the Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station in Queensland to preserve the ongoing reliability of the plant.
AFRY to work on Manara pumped storage plant, Israel
AFRY has been awarded the Owner’s Engineering services for the 156MW Manara pumped storage power plant in Israel by Ellomay Pumped Storage Ltd, with the project set to create a...
Drax starts planning process to expand Cruachan project
The Cruachan pumped storage plant in Scotland could see it capacity more than doubled as owner Drax Group seeks planning permission to expand the iconic project, often referred to...
Mott MacDonald, GHD to work on Kidston pumped storage project
Mott MacDonald and GHD will deliver engineering services for the design of the Genex Power’s 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project, for the McConnell Dowell, John Holland Group...
Kidston pumped storage project breaks ground
Genex Power yesterday marked the construction of its flagship 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Queensland, Australia, with an official ground breaking ceremony.