Dominion exploring pumped storage in coalfields

July 18, 2017 - storage organizer

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) – Dominion Energy says it has identified dozens of probable sites in a Virginia coalfields suitable for a pumped storage system.

The renewable appetite systems use outrageous amounts of H2O as hulk batteries, pumping it ascending and afterwards vouchsafing it upsurge down to energy turbines.

Republicans lawmakers upheld legislation progressing this year to make it easier for utilities to build a systems and inspire them to settle sites in an deserted spark mine. Advocates pronounced it would assistance a economically vexed region.

Dominion orator Dan Genest tells a Bristol Herald Courier a association skeleton to slight a list to 5 to 20 sites in a subsequent integrate of months, afterwards reason open hearings and strech out to circuitously landowners.

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