Die Bundeswasserstraßen als Energiespeicher: Potenzial und Herausforderungen

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  • Thomas Weiss
  • Florian Grumm
  • Detlef Schulz
  • Stephan Mattner
To store surpluses from fluctuating non-controllable renewable energies, pumped-storage hydropower plant (PSHP) is at the moment the only available bulk energy storage technology. PSHP is a mature technology that can be operated economically with the right framework conditions. But PSHP systems need an adequate geological surrounding. These natural sites are limited in Germany, thus it is important to take artificial structures into consideration as well. The use of the canal system of the federal waterways as a PSHP system is one of these approaches with a high potential of realization.
Translated title of the contributionThe federal waterways as energy storage system - Potential and challenges: Potential and Challenges
Original languageGerman
Issue number7-8
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 07.2013