Webinar: Pumped hydro: The biggest batteries on earth!

The promises and challenges of using pumped-storage hydroelectricity

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Pumped storage turns electrical energy into stored (or potential) energy and back again to electrical energy. The system uses electricity to pump water from a lower reservoir to a higher reservoir at times when there is more energy being produced on the grid network than is needed. Although the technology has been in use for over 100 years, the total power generating capacity of pumped hydro systems has been increasing substantially around the world in recent years.

In this webinar, "the Bob Ross of Engineering", Quint Crispin, demonstrates a home-built pumped storage system; ILI Group CEO Mark Wilson offers an overview of the Red John project that will provide pumped hydro storage in Loch Ness; and Stantec's Mark Cordell will provide a review of the recent publications outlined below and what the future holds for pumped storage in Australia and worldwide.

Date: Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Time: 10:00am (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)

Resources: Webcasts and other documents will be available here

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Presenters:

Mark Wilson

Intelligent Land Investments Group

Mark is the CEO of ILI Group, the developers of the 450MW Red John project that will provide pumped hydro storage in Loch Ness. Mark has been focused on the renewable energy sector since 2008. Mark is... Read more

Mark Cordell

Stantec Australia

Mark is Stantec’s Practice Lead for Dams and Hydropower in ANZ with over 30 years’ experience in the planning, design and project management of dam and hydropower projects throughout the world. Ma... Read more

Quint Crispin

Quint BUILDs

Quint is a Senior Engineer with over 20 years experience in parts manufacturing and design. He's earned several patents and is certified by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Quint is best ... Read more

Krey Price

Surface Water Solutions

Educated at the University of California at Berkeley, Krey is a civil engineer and project manager with international experience in water resources. He is engaged in computational modelling, engineeri... Read more

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The September 2021 World Hydropower Congress featured the release of the International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower publications on costs, capabilities, innovation, sustainability, policy, and market frameworks. With these documents hot off the press, join us on 6 October 2021 to hear industry experts share highlights from the congress.

Download the documents here: https://www.hydropower.org/resources/publications

Quint BUILDs pumped storage video:

 

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