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Urdiceto Hydroelectric Power Station

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 7200 kW
URL More about Urdiceto Hydroelectric Power Station
Spain is facing many challenges trying to integrate a large amount of renewable energy (wind and solar) into real-time dispatch of its power generation to meet electricity demand. To meet sustainable criteria for grid stability and reliability, the major utilities in Spain are looking into alternative storage projects, and especially pumped storage projects. Spain has one of the most dynamic markets for pumped storage in southern Europe with a total installed capacity of 5, 350 MW in operation against a total estimated potential of 13,000 MW. Spain is slated to construct additional projects in the coming decades. One government report on renewable energy plans for 2011-2020 estimates a target installed capacity of about 6,300 MW by 2015 and 8,800 MW by 2020. Iberdrola, Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF), and Endesa are the three main utilities that are expected to undertake these developments to fulfill the government objective.
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Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.01.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Bielsa, Aragon

Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Iberdrola
Cost & Performance
Performance N/A
Service Use Case Electric Supply Capacity
Electric Energy Time Shift
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