Pumped Hydro

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.

Lower Glyn Rhonwy Quarry, Wales.

Green light for pumped hydro project

It might not be the biggest project of its kind, but at half a gigawatt the Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage hydroelectricity scheme is still a milestone in grid-scale energy storage in the UK. And as of…

The Ludington Pumped Storage Plant on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Pumped hydro looks good at 40

We’ve already seen that, despite massive initial capital costs, the amount of energy needed to build a pumped hydro plant compared with its lifetime storage capacity makes it the most efficient energy storage investment in…