The Truth About Pumped Hydro

Real Engineering
Real Engineering
Published on 20.02.2021

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References:

[1] https://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2020/Apr/IRENA_Energy_subsidies_2020.pdf
[2] https://www.irena.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2019/Apr/Renewable-Energy-Now-Accounts-for-a-Third-of-Global-Power-Capacity
[3] https://www.esb.ie/docs/default-source/education-hub/turlough-hill-power-station
[4]https://smartgriddashboard.eirgrid.com/#all/generation

[5] https://smartgriddashboard.eirgrid.com/#all/wind
[6] https://smartgriddashboard.eirgrid.com/#all/generation?scroll=fuel
[7] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1364032114003773
[8] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261918305270#b0215
[9] https://www.hydroreview.com/business-finance/ireland-proposes-us-948-million-360-mw-silvermines-pumped-storage-project/#gref
[10] https://www.waterpowermagazine.com/features/featurejapanese-pumped-storage-embraces-the-ocean-waves/
[11] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S254243511830583X

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