3B: New Pumped Storage Hydropower in the U.S. -- Why Not?
July 13, 2022
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.