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BMWi Study: Pumped Storage in D, A and CH Increasingly Important but Profitability has Deteriorated

Pumped-storage hydroelectricity (PSH) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is becoming increasingly important to balance the growing input of intermittent green electricity, especially in the medium and long term, a new study commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and its Austrian and Swiss counterparts  finds. Yet the study concludes that investment conditions have deteriorated so that investments in new plants were difficult to justify.

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Unconventional Pumped Storage – efzn Conference in Goslar November 2013

The Energy Research Centre Lower Saxony (Energie-Forschungszentrum Niedersachsen – efzn) is organising a conference on unconventional pumped storage for energy on 21/22 November 2013 in Goslar, Germany. I will give a presentation on the German permitting regime for unconventional pumped storage.

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MoU signed for new European Association for Storage of Energy

On the occasion of a European conference concerning European energy research, a Memorandum of Understanding for the foundation of the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) was signed, the German utilitiy RWE AG, one of the signatories, announced.

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Lack of Energy Storage Capacity May Threaten Expansion of Renewables

In the medium-term the expansion target set by the Federal Government for the expansion of renewables could come under threat as there are not enough energy storage facilities, writes the newspaper Welt referring to a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Continue reading ‘Lack of Energy Storage Capacity May Threaten Expansion of Renewables’