National Hydropower Association – Recognizing Pumped Storage Hydropower on World Energy Storage Day
Join us on World Energy Storage Day, September 22nd, at 2:00 pm EDT for the National Hydropower Association’s Path to Clean Energy Virtual Event, “Recognizing Pumped Storage Hydropower on World Energy Storage Day”. World Energy Storage Day is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on pumped storage – America’s largest source of grid-scale energy storage. The virtual event will feature a discussion with Jennifer Garson, Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office.
The event will also showcase a panel discussion on NHA’s 2021 Pumped Storage Report, which will be released on World Energy Storage Day. The new report focuses on energy markets, energy storage policy, development opportunities and challenges, and technological advancements; and provides recommendations to unlock the full value of this long-duration renewable storage resource.
Pumped storage, which is vital to meeting the Biden Administration’s 100% zero carbon grid goal by 2035, helps to accelerate the nation’s efforts to decarbonize by enabling greater integration of wind and solar resources into the electricity grid by reducing the curtailments of excess variable renewable generation.