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Pumping, ‘superbatteries’ for more wind power and photovoltaic energy

Energy companies have plans in different states of maturity to build up to 40 pumped hydroelectric plants with a power of 15,000 MW, triple those already operational in the country.The massive deployment of new renewable energy plants in Spain forces us to face major challenges for the reorganization of the electrical system. The intermittency of … Continue reading Pumping, ‘superbatteries’ for more wind power and photovoltaic energy

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Iberdrola optimizes hydroelectric pumping in Galicia, and hybridizes a battery with pumping at the Santiago Sil – Xares plant

Iberdrola already has all the permits and previous authorizations for the improvement and optimization of the Santiago Sil – Xares pumped storage power plant. The project consists of the installation of a static starter and a 5 MWh battery that will make the coupling to the grid of the existing reversible pumping groups more flexible.  … Continue reading Iberdrola optimizes hydroelectric pumping in Galicia, and hybridizes a battery with pumping at the Santiago Sil – Xares plant

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Iberdrola will install storage batteries at the Andévalo photovoltaic plant

Iberdrola will install a new Battery Energy Storage System (SAEB) with a power of 25 MW and a capacity of 50 MWh in the Andévalo photovoltaic plant, the first built with the UNEF Certificate of Excellence. It is an innovative solution for the storage and integration of renewable energies in the system. The initiative will … Continue reading Iberdrola will install storage batteries at the Andévalo photovoltaic plant

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Iberdrola takes another step forward towards the commissioning of the Tâmega Hydroelectric Complex

Iberdrola has taken another step towards the commissioning of the Tâmega Hydroelectric Complex by successfully connecting to the grid one of the two turbines of the Alto Tâmega Hydroelectric Power Plant – the last of the Complex’s turbines to come on stream.  The Tâmega Hydroelectric Complex is made up of three power plants: the Alto … Continue reading Iberdrola takes another step forward towards the commissioning of the Tâmega Hydroelectric Complex

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The synergy between wind energy and pumped storage hydroelectric power plants storage

Weekly and monthly analysis of the consumption of pumped storage hydroelectric power plants shows that wind energy plays a crucial role in the volume of energy consumed by pumping. The complementarity between pumped storage, batteries and seasonal storage places pumped storage power plants in a strategic place in the energy transition. The factor of wind … Continue reading The synergy between wind energy and pumped storage hydroelectric power plants storage

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Filling of the Alto Tâmega reservoir to begin

The construction of the Alto Tâmega Hydroelectric Power Plant continues to progress at a good pace. The civil works are practically finished and the electromechanical assemblies will be completed by the end of 2023, when commissioning will begin. Alto Tâmega, with 160 MW, is the last of the three developments that make up the Tâmega … Continue reading Filling of the Alto Tâmega reservoir to begin

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GE connects all units at 1.2 GW Jinzhai pumped storage hydro power plant in China

GE was selected to deliver 4x 300 MW pumped storage units for the project. All units passed trial period and are now connected to the grid. The project annual generating capacity represents about 1.4 times the annual household electricity consumption in Jinzhai, China. In line with the planned schedule, all units of the Jinzhai pumped … Continue reading GE connects all units at 1.2 GW Jinzhai pumped storage hydro power plant in China

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GE commissions first two 300 MW pumped storage units at Jinzhai hydro power plant, China

GE was selected to deliver four 300 MW pumped storage units for the project. The first two units passed the trial period and are now connected to the grid. The project annual generating capacity represents about 1.4 times the annual household electricity consumption in Jinzhai. GE Hydro Solutions was selected by Anhui Jinzhai Pumped Storage … Continue reading GE commissions first two 300 MW pumped storage units at Jinzhai hydro power plant, China

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Pumps and batteries: two solutions to ensure continuity for renewables

The European Commission set a series of ambitious targets for 2030 for its member states, and Italy is also called upon to make a push towards the energy transition in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. None of this can happen without developing several key technologies – especially battery energy storage systems (or … Continue reading Pumps and batteries: two solutions to ensure continuity for renewables

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Pumping is adapting its consumption profile to the increase in photovoltaic energy

The rapid growth of solar photovoltaic energy in Spain is creating opportunities in the electricity market. The most widespread technology currently used to store energy, pumping power plants, is changing its consumption pattern to take advantage of these opportunities. The energy transition will create new opportunities like this one that will be exploited by new … Continue reading Pumping is adapting its consumption profile to the increase in photovoltaic energy

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Iberdrola inaugurates the Tâmega Gigabattery, the largest clean energy project in Portugal’s history

Iberdrola reaffirms its commitment to Portugal, where it will increase investments in the coming years to 3 billion euros for wind energy and solar plants. The Gigabattery, with an investment of more than 1.5 billion euros, will be able to produce 1,158 MW and store the energy consumed by 11 million people a day in … Continue reading Iberdrola inaugurates the Tâmega Gigabattery, the largest clean energy project in Portugal’s history

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GE Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with BE Power to Accelerate 400 MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Australia

GE Renewable Energy and BE Power have signed an agreement to co-develop the 400 MW Big-T (Cressbrook) pumped hydro storage project in Toowoomba, Australia. Under the agreement, GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro Solutions business will work alongside BE Power and their partners to optimize and finalize the design of the plant and help the project secure … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with BE Power to Accelerate 400 MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Australia

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Pump It Up: How An Alpine Lake Became A Massive Battery Ready To Feed The Grid On A Moment’s Notice

Two crystal-clear blue lakes in the Swiss canton of Valais, Lac d’Emosson and Lac du Vieux Emosson, look at first glance like any number of local glacier-fed tarns, surrounded by mountains and crystalline air blowing down the slopes of nearby Mont Blanc. But first impressions can be misleading: The twin bodies of water are central … Continue reading Pump It Up: How An Alpine Lake Became A Massive Battery Ready To Feed The Grid On A Moment’s Notice

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In The European Union, Hydropower Is The Key To A Renewable Energy Future

In September, the European Commission in Brussels proposed an ambitious new goal for renewable energy in the region: a 55% reduction in greenhouses gases by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) to put Europe on track toward climate neutrality by 2050. To get there, EU countries are going to have to accelerate their efforts around renewable … Continue reading In The European Union, Hydropower Is The Key To A Renewable Energy Future

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Electricity storage in the power sector

Electricity generated by renewables, such as wind energy and solar power, is based on variable resources. Electricity storage can optimise the energy flows between supply and demand and therefore enable a higher contribution of renewable energy in our electricity mix. Renewables may also not be fully available at the moment when demand is higher or … Continue reading Electricity storage in the power sector

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