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Chart showing Southeast Asia's cumulative installed pumped-hydro storage capacity over the next years
Southeast Asia targets 18 GW of pumped hydro by 2033 
According to projections from Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy, Southeast Asia’s share of pumped storage hydropower is set to increase nearly eightfold in less than a decade – from 2.3 GW today to 18 GW by 2033. Rystad’s figures say that there is currently 2.7 GW of pumped hydro storage under construction, while the remaining 13.3 GW is in various stages of development. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
23 hours ago
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People with signed documents for pumped hydro projects
Bulgaria backed by EIB for 1.6 GW of pumped storage 
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will conduct economic and technological feasibility studies on two Bulgarian pumped storage hydropower plants due to be operational by 2032. The projects will each add generation capacity of around 800 MW and will both come with a price tag of around €900 ($964) million. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
Jun 14, 2024
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The Fengning Pumped Storage Power Station, China.
1.4 GW Xiamen pumped storage project connected to the grid
The No. 4 unit of the State Grid Fujian Xiamen Pumped Storage Power Station has successfully passed project acceptance, marking the full commissioning of the power station. The project was designed by the East China Survey and Design Institute and built by the China Hydropower No. 14 Engineering Corporation.
Vincent Shaw
Jun 11, 2024
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Workers on a pumped hydro energy storage project site
Australia adds 9.6 GWh pumped hydro project to its pipeline
The pipeline of pumped hydro storage projects in the Australian state of Queensland continues to grow with Victorian-based renewables company BE Power announcing plans to develop an 800 MW / 9.6 GWh project at Mount Alma near Gladstone.
David Carroll
Jun 10, 2024
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Illustration of closed-loop pumped hydro energy storage in gold mine
Nova Scotia gold mine could host PV-plus-pumped hydro storage energy hub
A new partnership will investigate the viability of colocating a closed-loop pumped hydro energy storage facility with solar PV at the site of a former gold mine in Moose River in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Atlantic Mining, owner of the mine, and Natural Forces, a renewables company with 300 MW of operational capacity in Canada, are optimistic the project will be feasible. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
Jun 07, 2024
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Pyhäsalmi Mine
Hybrid pumped hydro-BESS project takes shape in Finland
A ‘new energy cluster in Finland’ plans to co-locate a 75 MW underground pumped storage hydroelectric (UPHS) facility and a 85 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) at a mine near the town of Pyhäjärvi in central Finland. A solar park could be added in the future.
Blathnaid O’Dea
Jun 04, 2024
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Aerial view of planned pumped hydro project
Evolution pushes ahead with 20 GWh pump hydro project
Australian miner Evolution Mining is moving on a $7 billion plan to build a 2 GW / 20 GWh pumped hydro electricity generation facility in the pit of a 20-year-old gold mine in southeast Queensland.
David Carroll
May 30, 2024
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Schematic of the system
Integrating pumped hydro with compressed air energy storage
A group of Chinese researchers has made a first attempt to integrate pumped hydro with compressed air storage and has found the latter may help the former to better deal with large head variations.
Emiliano Bellini
May 16, 2024
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World map with pumped hydro markers
Global atlas for pumped hydro at mining sites
The researchers that created the atlas considered mining pits, pit lakes and tailings ponds within mining sites and located nearby reservoirs. The selected sites have a potential storage capacity of 30 TWh.
Emiliano Bellini
Feb 28, 2024
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