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pumped storage

a system for generating hydroelectric power for peak periods by pumping water from a lower to a higher reservoir during low-demand periods and then releasing it during peak periods. Unabridged
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  • pumped storage is a tried and proven technology, with a high efficiency, and zero emissions.
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  • Many hydro plants might also be pumped storage facilities at better efficiency than can be expected from compressed air storage.
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  • There are three types of hydropower facilities: impoundment, diversion, and pumped storage.
  • Prevent over pumping of upper reservoir at pumped storage projects.
British Dictionary definitions for pumped storage

pumped storage

(in hydroelectric systems) a method of using power at a period of low demand to pump water back up to a high storage reservoir so that it can be released to generate electricity at a period of peak demand
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