Pumped Hydro

Valhalla Energía is planning to build Chile's first hydroelectric pumped storage plant, Espejo de Tarapacá, for solar energy storage. Photo credit: Fundación Chile.

Energy storage news: 03.09.14

Some of the energy storage news headlines from last week. Follow us on Twitter for more. Highpower International’s electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries have been approved by China’s National Quality Control and Inspection Center for Buses. The Massachusetts…

What's happening in pumped hydro storage in Europe and globally? Photo credit: Nam Ngum pumped storage plant, Alstom

Pumped hydro energy storage in Europe and beyond

Thanks to its massive investment requirements and vast geographical impact, gigawatt-scale pumped hydro storage had fallen out of favour in many parts of the world.This includes Europe, where over 120 existing major projects, many built…

What role will offshore pumped hydro play in the future of energy storage? Photo credit: Green Power Island

Current trends and future bets

Energy storage has come a long way in the last 12 months. While the pace of change will undoubtedly not have been quick enough for many in the industry, the fact remains that interest in…

Alpine and Nordic pumped storage plants, such as Edolo, provide cheap grid flexibility.

Storage focus for Amsterdam event

Energy storage and the challenges inherent to integrating renewable energy into utility power grids will be in focus at the European Utility Week Renewable Energy Integration & Energy Storage Conference from October 15 to 17 in Amsterdam.