1. Power Plants Create Giant Water Battery

    Power Plants Create Giant Water Battery

    California is a leader in renewable energy, and the state has pledged to use only clean sources for electricity, including wind and solar power, by 2045. One hurdle is energy storage, but an old solution involving water may help the state reach its goal of zero emissions. The solution is pumped storage, which uses water in reservoirs at different elevations to smooth the fluctuations of intermittent power from the wind and sun, and makes electricity available when it is needed.

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    1. When you have excess energy during the day, you pump the water up a hill.
    2. If you could add some pumps and pipelines after it goes through the dam at some point down river, pump it back upstream, back into Lake Mead.
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