Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/103278
Authors: 
Steffen, Bjarne
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
EWL Working Paper 07/11
Abstract: 
After a period of hibernation, the development of pumped-hydro storage plants in Germany regains momentum. Motivated by an ever increasing share of intermittent renewable generation, a variety of energy players considers new projects, which could increase the available capacity by up to 60% until the end of the decade. This paper analyzes the current development and evaluates the revenue potential as well as possible barriers. Overall, the prospects for new pumped-hydro storage plants have improved, even though profitability remains a major challenge.
Subjects: 
pumped-hydro energy storage
power plant investment
Germany
JEL: 
L94
Q42
Q48
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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