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Old 08-08-19, 02:07 PM   #7
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My understanding is the hydro / water storage system is ideally a water tank / pond / reservoir / lake on a mountain / high place .

A combination pump / generator at a much lower elevation , with a big pipe between .

Water is pumped to the higher elevation and stored , using off peak power . On peak , the water flows down to the lower elevation , spinning a turbine which spins a generator . Producing power to help with on peak demand .

Kind of like charging & discharging a battery .

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