GE Renewable Energy secures contracts for new Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant in Austria

It claims that it will be the first new build pumped hydro storage facility in the world to have fully-fed variable speed technology, making it far more efficient

Drax invests £1m in Cruachan hydropower plant upgrade

The current turbine control system will be replaced with new technology that is expected to improve Cruachan’s efficiency

EDF to invest €8bn in energy storage by 2035

It aims to develop 10GW of additional electricity storage projects globally over the next 17 years

Get pumped? UK “needs more hydropower storage”

The UK should put more cash on the table to build hydropower storage projects, a renewables body said yesterday. Scottish Renewables complained pumped storage is not recognised under the Government’s new Electricity Market Reform (EMR) which pays for low carbon energy. Hydroelectric pumped storage refers to when electricity not needed by the power grid is […]

Alstom building Israeli hydropower plant

French engineering firm Alstom is to build a hydropower plant in Israel which will be ready by 2018. Today the firm said it signed two contracts worth €120 million (£99m) to build and run the power plant 60 kilometres east of Haifa, the largest city in northern Israel. The 300MW Gilboa plant will be the […]