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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.
Red John pumped storage project gets OK from Scottish Government
The 450MW Red John pumped storage project proposed for the shores of Loch Ness has gained planning consent from the Scottish Government, developer ILI Group has announced.
Voith Hydro and Mine Storage team up for underground pumped storage development
Voith Hydro and Mine Storage have entered into a development partnership in a bid to become forerunners in the development of pumped storage hydropower in former mines.
DEWA reports on progress at Hatta pumped storage plant
Work on the 250MW Hatta pumped storage power plant in the UAE has reached 23%, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced.
Nant de Drance gets positive assessment for environmental measures
A ten-year collaboration project between Nant de Drance SA, WWF and Pro Natura has resulted in a positive assessment of the environmental compensation measures planned for...
New valuation guidebook for pumped storage released
A new US Department of Energy-sponsored guidebook, spearheaded by Argonne, helps illustrate the value of investing in pumped storage technology.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids to support Gulf region’s first pumped storage project
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is to supply Andritz Hydro with state-of-the-art technology for grid connection and stabilization for the Hatta pumped storage hydroelectric power plant,...
Construction commences on Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
Genex Power Limited has given the go ahead for construction to proceed on two key contracts for the 250MW Kidston pumped storage hydro project (K2 Hydro).
Key milestone for Changlongshan pumped storage station, China
China Three Gorges Corporation has announced it has successfully completed 24-hour testing of the first 500kV main power transformer at the Changlongshan pumped storage power...
GE Power Conversion to equip Reißeck II+ pumped storage plant
GE Power Conversion has been selected by Verbund to equip the new Reißeck II+ pumped storage power plant, located between the Großer Mühldorfer See and Kleiner Mühldorfer See...
Plans approved to expand Kruonis pumped storage plant, Lithuania
Ignitis Group subsidiary Ignitis gamyba has approved plans to expand the Kruonis pumped storage plant in Lithuania and has initiated the first stage of the development – a tender...