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A variety of energy storage options exist, with pumped storage hydropower being by far the largest globally. This technology is vital to support intermittent generating assets but also faces challenges related to development. In addition, some hydropower owners are installing lithium-ion batteries to back up their facilities.

 

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Dinorwig Update: Pumped Storage Hydro Keeps the EVs Charging in Europe

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 | 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM | Exhibit Floor Booth 128

Join different educational Knowledge Hub Sessions! Discover the evolution of the iconic Dinorwig Pumped Storage Hydro (PSH) powerplant in Wales, UK, completed in 1984. Boasting a capacity of 1,800 MW, Dinorwig stands as Europe's largest PSH. While historically pivotal in grid stability, its role has transformed over the past 15 years, driven by the rise of wind, solar, and battery technologies.

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10:15 AM
    • KNOWLEDGE HUB Equipment and Technology
    Exhibit Floor Booth 128
    Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has conducted the second demonstration of a small hydropower plant black start. It includes Fall River Electric Cooperative's 5.5 MW Felt hydropower plant and INL's 250 ...
10:45 AM
    • New Development
    303
    This session will be devoted to the financial requirements necessary for the closing of a pumped storage project. A variety of elements are needed to financially close. The developer needs a power pur ...
    • Industry Trends and Analysis
    302
    Hydropower and pumped storage play important roles in a power grid with a high renewable share. Future power grid scenario studies explore hydropower's role and the uncertainty of new development. Mea ...
1:00 PM
    • Industry Trends and Analysis
    302
    Hydropower project developments face a myriad of challenges that can significantly impact their implementation. On the regulatory front, navigating a web of permits, approvals, and compliance requirem ...
    • New Development
    303
    Advancing pumped storage projects requires sound and suitable technical and environmental plans. Because of the long timeframes and amount of money required, developers must be on their game regarding ...
3:15 PM
    • KNOWLEDGE HUB Equipment and Technology
    Exhibit Floor Booth 128
    Completed in 1984, the 1,800 MW Dinorwig Pumped Storage Hydro (PSH) powerplant in Wales, UK, remains the largest PSH in Europe. Dinorwig has always played a critical role in maintaining the stability ...
8:00 AM
    • Breakfast Roundtables
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    Pre-registration for this event is required. This event includes an additional fee unless you have an All Access pass. Visit your registration resource center or reach out to info@hydroevent.com. Join ...
10:15 AM
1:00 PM
    • Industry Trends and Analysis
    302
    For any business, being connected to the public is vital for communication, sales, growth, job recruitment, and support. The hydro industry is in need of a public relations recharge. As energy users c ...

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