1. Study Examines Future of Pumped Storage Systems

    Study Examines Future of Pumped Storage Systems

    A new study of Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen University) about the future role of pumped storage power systems in Germany, commissioned by Voith Hydro, was presented in Berlin. Within the context of the energy transition, the scientists of RWTH examined the role of pumped storage power plants, i. e. large power stores, for two scenarios: one for the year 2030 with a 60% share of renewable energies in power generation, and one for the year 2050 with a share of 80%.

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    1. Pumped storage power plants are therefore multi-function power plants, which help us to lead our energy system swiftly and smoothly into the new era of energy generation without fossil carriers.
    2. It is obvious that we need more storage capacities for the energy transition. And now we also have to create the appropriate economic conditions.
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