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Between 2007 and 2015, the total installed capacity of renewables electricity in Scotland has more than doubled. Due to its intermittent nature, the rise in renewable generation has resulted in increased demand for flexible capacity to help meet energy balancing requirements for the national grid system.
Pumped storage hydro is considered by the Directors to be the most developed and largest capacity form of grid energy storage that currently exists. This can help reduce renewable energy curtailment and therefore promote grid stability.
A typical conventional pumped storage hydro power plant consists of four components:
Components are often housed underground.
It is widely acknowledged that greater flexibility is required in the electricity system of Great Britain (GB) to decarbonise at acceptable cost to consumers. PSH is one of the best proven technologies available at scale to provide the required flexibility.The Carbon Trust/Imperial College produced analysis on the benefits of storage to the UK power system. This analysis was subsequently used by The National Infrastructure Commission in their ‘Smart Power’ report.
Benefits of Pump Storage Hydro
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