March 17, 2020
Manish Gupta asks a Question on pump storage hydro-electric power plants
Sir, recently there is an ongoing request to build pump storage hydro-electric power plants. In order to make them effective system regulation (is required) as you have mentioned earlier.
The high penetration of intermittent generation of renewable energies makes this control more difficult. So we find that pump storage plants have a low ramp up rate, which are very effective. As you may have seen, one or two pump storage facilities are already operating in some States.
Is there any policy to set up more pump storage plants? Are there any details, statewise, regarding any sites being selected? Or is the work in progress?