Pump storage plant with surplus in the grid © Siemens Stiftung 2016 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Pump storage plant with surplus in the grid

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Functional diagram pump storage power plant with a surplus in the electric power grid.

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2019-03-21
When there is excess electricity in the electricity grid, an electric pump in the plant is used to pump water from a lower tank to a higher one.
Note: During spikes in demand, the water flows back down from the higher tank through the turbine of the low-lying power plant.
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Geography; Physics; Technology
Grade 10 to 13
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Hydroelectric plant; Power generation
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