ITRC Report No. R 01-001
Pumped Storage: Simple Changes, Big Savings
Sponsor: California Energy Commission
CSeveral California irrigation districts achieved savings on electrical energy charges by implementing various types of pumped storage systems. Pumped storage uses some type of reservoir to store pumped water at a higher elevation than the original water supply. During times of peak statewide electricity demand, pumping is reduced while water is withdrawn from the reservoir which acts as a buffer.
Irrigation Training & Research Center. 2001. Pumped Storage: Simple Changes, Big Savings. ITRC, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 01-001. 4 pp.
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