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Pumped storage capacity is constantly growing

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As shown in International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) “2015 Key Trends in Hydropower” report, 1.46GW of new pumped storage was put into operation in 2014 alone, increasing by around 10% the world’s total pumped storage capacity.

In Europe only, the technology continues to be a focus of activity with new facilities totaling 8,600 MW in the planning and construction stages, reflecting a greater need for balancing and ancillary services to support large influxes of variable wind and solar power using reliable, local and clean resources.