Open Pit Mine to Be Reused for Pumped Storage

April 26, 2013 · Print This Article

An abandoned open-pit mine in Canada is being proposed to be made useful once more as a pumped storage facility. The Northland potential Marmora Pumped Storage facility offers the possibility of turning a blighted, destroyed piece of land into something with value for advancing renewable potential systems.

The pumped storage would be “five times the height of Niagara Falls,”according to the Globe and Mail, though the fact that

it would have far less volume than Niagara gets far less attention. Nevertheless, the proposed facility would have the capacity to supply up to 400 megawatts to the grid for up to 5 hours.

Because of their relatively low cost, pumped storage facilities can have the capacity to supply much more capability than more technical power storage methods like batteries or flywheels. Pumped storage facilities have both […]

[Source] Cynthia


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