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Pumped Storage: Simple Changes, Big Savings

 

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ITRC Report No.

R 01-001

 
 

Length

4 pages

 
 

Sponsor

California Energy Commission

 
 

Full Reference

Irrigation Training & Research Center.  2001.  Pumped Storage: Simple Changes, Big Savings.  ITRC, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

 

 

 

Summary

 

Several 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 During times of peak statewide electricity demand, pumping is reduced while water is withdrawn from the reservoir which acts as a buffer.

 


 

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