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3B: New Pumped Storage Hydropower in the U.S. -- Why Not?

July 13, 2022
Room 102
Energy Storage (including Pumped Storage)
Pumped storage hydro efficiently provides important grid-scale benefits to support integration of renewable and intermittent energy sources, but developers are confronted with significant challenges, including high upfront costs and time commitment for engineering, permitting, and construction; long lead times for equipment; and uncertainty in revenue streams. This panel brings together experts to discuss these challenges and what maybe would “move the needle” to make pumped storage more attractive.
Chairperson
Boualem Hadjerioua, Director - Hydro Projects - Mesa Associates, Inc.
Speakers
Norman (Norm) Bishop, Senior Executive Project Engineer - Knight Pièsold and Co.
Kirby Gilbert, Vice President, Principal Hydropower Planner - Stantec
Boualem Hadjerioua, Director - Hydro Projects - Mesa Associates, Inc.
Shannon Bynum, Plant Manager - Tennessee Valley Authority
John Pierce, Principal Engineer, Energy Supply Projects - Xcel Energy

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