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pumped storage

n.
A system of generating electricity with hydroelectric power, in which the electricity is generated during hours of peak consumption by using water that has been pumped into an elevated reservoir during the hours of low consumption.

pumped storage

n
(Electrical Engineering) (in hydroelectric systems) a method of using power at a period of low demand to pump water back up to a high storage reservoir so that it can be released to generate electricity at a period of peak demand
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Pumped storage hydroelectric power plant The hydroelectric power station will use the water in the Hatta Dam, stored in an upper reservoir that will be built in the mountain.
Multinational industrial giant GE is exploring investment opportunities for pumped storage power stations (PSP) where it can align itself as equipment supplier in such facilities' construction and development.
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4 January 2019 - UK-based electrical power generation company Drax Group plc (LSE: DRX) has completed the acquisition of Scottish Power's portfolio of pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation, which comprises Scottish Power Generation Group and its wholly owned subsidiary, SMW, the company said.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 3 (ANI): India and Japan on Friday signed a loan agreement of Rs 1,817 crore for the construction of the Turga Pumped Storage in West Bengal.
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A pumped storage scheme consumes almost double the energy to pump water to storage than is generated when later released for power generation.
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