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Herdecke Pumped Storage Power Plant

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 153000 kW
URL More about Herdecke Pumped Storage Power Plant
The Herdecke (or Koepchenwerk) Pumped Storage Power Plant was originally commissioned in 1930, but an accident caused by a broken pump in December 1980 led to the plant's closure. Between 1985 and 1989, RWE built and commissioned a new pumped storage plant adjacent to the old one. The power plant was later modernized at the cost of €25 million between May and September 2007. The plant uses roughly the same amount of energy in pumping mode (153,590 kW) as it creates in generating mode (153,000 kW).
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Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On 08.08.1989
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Herdecke, Rhine-Westphalia

Utility RWE
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 RWE
Equity Owner 1 Percent 100%
Cost & Performance
Performance Efficiency: 75%
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity
Electric Supply Reserve Capacity - Spinning
Load Following (Tertiary Balancing)
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