10 Aug '11, 1pm

Balancing the Grid with Pumped Storage via @reworld

Integrating a significantly increasing amount of wind and solar facilities into the electricity supply system requires balancing strategies and storage options. There are many technologies currently available or under development that are or will be capable of providing this balancing and storage, including pumped-storage hydro, according to a recent white paper by the Electric Power Research Institute in the US. Entitled Electricity Energy Storage Technology Options , this paper says that "While many forms of energy storage have been installed, pumped hydro systems are by far the most widely used, with more than 127,000 MW installed worldwide." The next closest options are compressed air energy storage, with just 440 MW, and sodium-sulphur batteries at 316 MW.

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