Hydropower / Pumped Hydro Energy StorageProject Atlas of Pumped Hydro Energy Storage
This project is entitled Short Term Off-River Energy Storage (“STORES”). The aim is to substantially reduce barriers to pumped hydro energy storage and thereby to support increased deployment of variable wind and solar energy.
STORES project helps people find potential pumped hydro sites, and reduces the time and cost of pre-feasibility evaluation:
- Site-search: find tens of thousands of potential pumped hydro energy storage sites in
- Grid balancing: hour-by-hour balancing and cost modelling of the National Electricity Market (NEM) and other regions with high renewable electricity penetration supported by storage. Grid balancing integrates site searching and the cost model with solar, wind and demand data.