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Pumped storage power plants convince Californian politicians and business representatives

With their high flexibility, pumped storage power plants are perfectly suited to balance the volatile electricity production from wind and solar energy, making them an important part of the energy turnaround. Right now, Alpiq's expertise in this field is highly sought-after worldwide.

On Tuesday, 16 April 2019, a high-level Californian delegation of politicians and business representatives visited the Nant de Drance pumped storage power plant, which is about to be completed. The visitors, who are touring Switzerland and France on a study trip organised by the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (CFEE), were evidently impressed by this project.

“Switzerland and France are constructing innovative energy projects that will drive down carbon emissions. In order to meet our state’s aggressive climate targets, we need to seek out cutting-edge climate strategies”, pointed out Senator Bob Hertzberg, who led the delegation together with Jay Hansen, CEO at CFEE.

In California, like in Europe, the proportion of renewable energy sources with fluctuating feed-in, especially solar, is increasing significantly. This is causing the demand for flexible and CO2-neutral storage solutions to rise, so pumped storage power plants like those operated by Alpiq could also make a substantial contribution to the successful system integration of renewable energies in the west of the USA.

Christoph Bellin

Head Intraday

Bahnhofstrasse 41a
4601 Olten
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Amédée Murisier

Head Business Project & Development

Chemin de Mornex 10
1001 Lausanne
T: +41 21 341 2937
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