Category Archives: Pumping system

U.S. Grid-scale Energy Storage Market Breaks Q1 Record

The U.S. energy storage market set a new record in the first quarter of 2022, with grid-scale installations totaling 2,399 megawatt hours (MWh), the highest capacity for Q1 on record. According to Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business (Nasdaq: VSK), and the American Clean Power Association’s (ACP) latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report released today, the … Continue reading U.S. Grid-scale Energy Storage Market Breaks Q1 Record

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Statkraft anticipates a renaissance for flexible hydropower

Statkraft, Europe’s biggest producer of renewable energy, today sent a license application for a major modernization of the Folgefonn hydropower scheme in Hardanger, Norway, to the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). Electrification and new industry development are expected to increase demand for renewable energy. Higher demand combined with more energy from variable renewable … Continue reading Statkraft anticipates a renaissance for flexible hydropower

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Iberdrola connects first generation unit at Tâmega giga battery, one of Europe’s largest pumped storage plants

The company contributes to economic development in Portugal with over €1.5 billion investment while supporting jobs in over 100 companies, 75 of them Portuguese Over the past few days, in collaboration with the Portuguese administration, Iberdrola has synchronised the first 220-MW turbine at the Gouvães hydroelectric power plant, delivering clean power to the grid for … Continue reading Iberdrola connects first generation unit at Tâmega giga battery, one of Europe’s largest pumped storage plants

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American Clean Power Association to further expand with U.S. Energy Storage Association merger

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) today announced that ESA’s member companies approved the merger to join ACP effective January 1, 2022. “We are thrilled the member companies at the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) have endorsed the planned merger with ACP. This will enhance our ability to … Continue reading American Clean Power Association to further expand with U.S. Energy Storage Association merger

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GE Renewable Energy to Equip VERBUND’S Reisseck II+ Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant

GE Renewable Energy to provide one 45 MW horizonal generator From 2023, the new pumped hydro storage power plant will support the integration of wind and photovoltaic systems in Austria Following Malta Oberstufe, Reisseck II is VERBUND’s second fully-fed variable speed pumped hydro storage power plant in Austria equipped by GE Hydro GE Renewable Energy … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to Equip VERBUND’S Reisseck II+ Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant

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GE Renewable Energy Awarded Contract for New Build Tauernmoos Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant

GE Renewable Energy to provide two 85 MW variable speed pumped storage units. Tauernmoos is one of the first new build pumped hydro storage units worldwide to feature fully-fed variable speed technology Operated by the Austrian Railway Company ÖBB, Tauernmoos will be a cornerstone for a sustainable, demand-oriented supply of traction power from hydropower GE Renewable … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Awarded Contract for New Build Tauernmoos Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant

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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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Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. hydropower industry and environmental and conservation organizations agreed to increase collaboration on decarbonizing the nation’s electric grid, while protecting America’s waterways. AWEA this year partnered with America’s hydropower, solar, and energy storage industries as part of a shared vision of renewables … Continue reading Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

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GE Renewable Energy to support the development of pumped hydro storage solutions in India

GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected by Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) to supply and commission four 125 MW fixed speed pumped storage turbines for the new Kundah hydropower plant in India. This greenfield project is part of the initiatives supported by the central government of India to significantly increase … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to support the development of pumped hydro storage solutions in India

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Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

Combining solar with other power sources is smart way of using technical infrastructure. In Germany two hydro power stations will get additional solar power. In expanding its energy production via solar energy in Germany, Vattenfall is set to begin construction of a photovoltaic plant at the Markersbach pumped storage plant in Saxony, close to the … Continue reading Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

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GE Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Walcha Energy to Accelerate 500MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Australia

GE Renewable Energy and Walcha Energy have signed an agreement to jointly develop the 500MW Dungowan pumped hydro storage project in the New England Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Under the agreement, GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro Solutions business will provide Walcha Energy with technical and commercial support to accelerate the … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Walcha Energy to Accelerate 500MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Australia

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Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

An oft-repeated refrain—the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow—is sometimes seen as an impediment to renewable energy. But it’s also an impetus toward discovering the best ways to store that energy until it’s needed. Declining costs in available technologies have propelled interest in energy storage forward like never before. The price … Continue reading Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

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Could Hydro Storage Prime the Pump for Renewables?

A project team from GE Research and GE Energy Consulting, supported by GE Renewable Energy’s hydro teams, has been awarded $1.25 MM in funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office to evaluate the long-term benefits and economics of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to provide flexibility, system stability and reliability services … Continue reading Could Hydro Storage Prime the Pump for Renewables?

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill in Senate

Encouraging investment in America’s energy storage systems would improve grid resilience, create new clean energy jobs and bring the grid into the 21st century. Senators Heinrich (D-NM) and Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation to create an energy storage investment tax credit (ITC). It currently has 10 cosponsors representing a diverse collection of states. The legislation, … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill in Senate

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill

Accelerating energy storage investment would help modernize the US electricity supply, enhance grid resilience, and add clean energy jobs. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced legislation, The Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act, to create an investment tax credit (ITC) for energy storage systems. “We applaud Representative Doyle for his effort to modernize the U.S. … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill

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AWEA supports a level playing field for energy storage technologies

Making stand-alone energy storage systems eligible for a federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) would create jobs and help modernize the U.S. electricity grid, according to over 150 companies and industry groups representing storage, wind, solar, hydro, manufacturing and other sectors. Today, these businesses issued a letter to Congressional leadership in support of The Energy Storage … Continue reading AWEA supports a level playing field for energy storage technologies

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Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy. New research by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, and Aalborg University in Denmark finds several … Continue reading Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

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How 139 Countries Could Be Powered By 100 Percent Wind Power, Water, And Solar Energy

The latest roadmap to a 100% renewable energy future from Stanford’s Mark Z. Jacobson and 26 colleagues is the most specific global vision yet, outlining infrastructure changes that 139 countries can make to be entirely powered by wind, water, and sunlight by 2050 after electrification of all energy sectors. Such a transition could mean less … Continue reading How 139 Countries Could Be Powered By 100 Percent Wind Power, Water, And Solar Energy

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