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Closed Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Resource Assessment of the United States

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The data includes a geospatial and spreadsheet representation of a resource analysis for closed loop pumped storage systems across the Continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. The data includes energy storage potential, water volume, distance from source to storage, hydraulic head, dollars per kilowatt of storage, and transmission spurline cost for each pumped storage hydropower (PHS) reservoir. Each reservoir represented in this dataset is represented on potential 10 hour storage duration PSH system comprised of two reservoirs. Units of measure are laid out in the dataset.

Pumped storage hydropower (PSH) represents the bulk of the United States' current energy storage capacity: 23 gigawatts (GW) of the 24 GW national total (Denholm et al. 2021). This capacity was largely built between 1960 and 1990. PSH is a mature and proven method of energy storage with competitive round-trip efficiency and long life spans. These qualities make PSH a very attractive potential solution to energy storage needs, particularly for longer-duration storage (8 hours or more); such storage will be crucial to bridge gaps in electricity production as variable wind and solar production continue to comprise an ever-larger portion of the United States' energy portfolio. This study seeks to better understand the technical potential for PSH development in the United States by developing a national-scale resource assessment for closed-loop PSH.

For more information, please refer to the Closed Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Resource Assessment for the United States linked in the resources.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (2022). Closed Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Resource Assessment of the United States [data set]. Retrieved from https://dx.doi.org/10.25984/1872470.
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Rosenlieb, Evan. Closed Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Resource Assessment of the United States. United States: N.p., 05 Jan, 2022. Web. doi: 10.25984/1872470.
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Rosenlieb, Evan. 2022. "Closed Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Resource Assessment of the United States". United States. https://dx.doi.org/10.25984/1872470. https://data.openei.org/submissions/5711.
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Pumped storage hydropower (PSH) represents the bulk of the United States' current energy storage capacity: 23 gigawatts (GW) of the 24 GW national total (Denholm et al. 2021). This capacity was largely built between 1960 and 1990. PSH is a mature and proven method of energy storage with competitive round-trip efficiency and long life spans. These qualities make PSH a very attractive potential solution to energy storage needs, particularly for longer-duration storage (8 hours or more); such storage will be crucial to bridge gaps in electricity production as variable wind and solar production continue to comprise an ever-larger portion of the United States' energy portfolio. This study seeks to better understand the technical potential for PSH development in the United States by developing a national-scale resource assessment for closed-loop PSH.

For more information, please refer to the Closed Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Resource Assessment for the United States linked in the resources.}, doi = {10.25984/1872470}, url = {https://data.openei.org/submissions/5711}, journal = {}, number = , volume = , place = {United States}, year = {2022}, month = {01}}
https://dx.doi.org/10.25984/1872470

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Data from Jan 5, 2022

Last updated Jun 15, 2022

Submitted May 27, 2022

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Evan Rosenlieb

970.347.7889

Authors

Evan Rosenlieb

National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL

DOE Project Details

Project Name HydroWIRES Topic D1 CEM enhancements

Project Number FY21 AOP 1.2.2.405

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