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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

Posted on October 12th, 2018

Major tremors rippled throughout the worlds of science and the environment this week with the publication of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming and its effects. The report which had initially set the target of keeping … Continue reading


Pump Storage Hydro at the Hoover Dam

Posted on September 10th, 2018

The Hoover Dam, one of the most iconic structures in the USA, could be converted into a pumped storage hydro project according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). The project which would cost upwards of $3 … Continue reading


The Balancing Mechanism

Posted on August 27th, 2018

The Balancing Mechanism (BM) is one of the tools used by National Grid to balance electricity supply and demand close to real time. Electricity cannot currently be stored at scale and must be manufactured at the time of demand and … Continue reading



Major hydro project proposed for Loch Ness

Posted on June 21st, 2018

Details of our proposed Red John pump storage hydro project in Scotland’s Highlands were released this week with a number of outlets including the BBC and The Times picking it up. Plans for a new 400MW pumped hydro scheme east … Continue reading



Combining Battery Storage with Pump Hydro

Posted on June 8th, 2018

Bavaria in southern Germany – which already sources 43% of its energy generation from renewables – last week saw the unveiling of a new multi-million euro project consisting of a battery storage system combined with a pump storage hydro plant … Continue reading


Scotland’s new offshore capabilities

Posted on May 25th, 2018

Crown Estates Scotland has published a paper which includes a draft leasing process to encourage new offshore wind farms in Scotland’s waters claiming that it is necessary to ensure new projects are built from to second half of the 2020s … Continue reading


PUMPED STORAGE HYDRO & THE FUTURE ENERGY MIX

Posted on May 18th, 2018

As the UK continues on its inexorable path to a carbon free energy world, the questions around how this is achieved and the paths that should be taken become ever more pertinent. With the continued closure of large, dirty coal … Continue reading


 

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