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APEC Workshop on the Use of Pumped Storage Hydropower to Enable Greater Renewable Energy Use and Reliable Electricity Supply

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Published Date January 2022
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Energy Working Group (EWG)
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Pages 198
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Policies to double renewable energy across APEC economies by 2030 require additional storage to make best use of variable solar and wind generation. Population growth, urbanization and intensifying extreme climate events further threaten the resilience of electricity grids. This project report includes a policy brief and research on the pumped storage opportunities in each of the 21 APEC economies plus three Mekong region non-APEC economies. The report also summarizes findings from a workshop focused on capacity building for further deployment of pumped storage hydropower as an 'off the shelf' technology for large-scale electricity storage in APEC economies.