28 Feb '17, 2pm

Pumped Hydro Storage Could Secure 100% Renewable Electricity For Australia

Pumped Hydro Storage Could Secure 100% Renewable Electricity For Australia

Researchers from ANU are also working to map potential short-term off-river pumped hydro energy storage (STORES) sites that could support a larger share of renewable energy in the grid. STORES sites are pairs of reservoirs, around 10 hectares each, which are separated by an altitude difference of a around 300 and 900 meters, in hilly terrain, and connected via a pipe with a pump and turbine. According to Dr Matthew Stocks from the ANU Research School of Engineering, STORES needs much less water than power generated from fossil fuel, and had a minimal impact on the environment because the water is recycled between small reservoirs.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/02/28/pumped-hydro-storage...

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