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ITRC Report No. R 01-001

Pumped Storage: Simple Changes, Big Savings

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 During times of peak statewide electricity demand, pumping is reduced while water is withdrawn from the reservoir which acts as a buffer.


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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