Underground Pumped Storage

Workshop – 28th January 2014 Pumped storage plants in NRW. Perspectives for the region?

On 28/01/2014 the workshop "Pumped storage power plants in NRW - perspectives for the region?" took place. The event was organized by the project team of the feasibility study of underground pumped storage plants together with EnergyAgency.NRW and the University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr.

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Presentations in German of the event "Pumped storage plants in NRW. Perspectives for the region?" can be downloaded here http://www.upsw.de/index.php/de/Pumpspeicherwerke_in_NRW_Downloads.html

Flyer: http://www.upsw.de/files/artikelbilder/Dokumente_und_Screenshots_28.01.2014/Flyer_Einladung_Pumpspeicher_03.pdf

Workshop – 30th November 2011 Underground pumped storage power plants: A chance for the Ruhr area?

On 30/11/2011, the Mercator Foundation organized in cooperation with the University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr and the UPW Working Group (underground pumped storage power plants) and with support of the State of NRW and the RAG a workshop on underground pumped storage power plants in Sanaa building of the Zeche Zollverein in Essen.

Underground Pumped Storage Power Plants (UPP)

The project is funded by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr, an initiative of the Mercator Foundation and University Alliance Metropole Ruhr.

Production facilities for renewable energies are usually time-dependent on environmental factors such as sun and wind. The generated power is not necessarily available when it is needed by the consumer. Underground pumped storage power plants (UPP) that can store energy until needed, can bridge this time lag.

Therefore, the Department of Geology, works in cooperation with the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management, the Department of Geotechnical Engineering and the Institute for Energy Systems and Energy Economics at the Ruhr University of Bochum on a Study on underground pumped storage power plants (UPP).


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