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Pumped storage power plants in Denmark. Pumpekraftvaerker i Danmark

Abstract

In 1988 there are about 250 pumped storage power plants throughout the world, yet it is difficult to obtain data about them. They are usually situated in mountainous areas so that great differences in height can be obtained between the upper and lower water storage facilities. These plants consist of the power system (turbines, pumps, generators, motors, etc.) natural or artificial water storage facilities, and water routes, (in and outgoing constructions, pressure pipes, etc.). In Denmark, reversible pumping turbines are preferred, and here specific Danish products are examined (62.5MW and a 125 MW). Possible designs for water storage basins are analyzed in detail, also with regard to their comparative economic advantages. It has been considered reasonable to site this kind of power plant in Danish coastal regions, this would be the first case where the sea has been used for the lower water storage basin. Possible sites in Jutland and on the island of Als have been investigated. In a basin for a 250 MW pumped storage power plant with optimal production throughout 8 hours, a siting 60 m above sea level could cover power production for an area of about 100 hectars. Material for a dam surrounding the lower  More>>
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 1988
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NEI-DK-161
Reference Number:
DK-89-001192; EDB-89-083615
Resource Relation:
Other Information: EFP-87
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; PUMPED STORAGE POWER PLANTS; DENMARK; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; DESIGN; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; SITE SELECTION; EUROPE; HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; PEAKING POWER PLANTS; POWER PLANTS; SCANDINAVIA; WESTERN EUROPE; 200104* - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Components
OSTI ID:
7782689
Research Organizations:
Cowiconsult Raadgivende Ingenioerer A/S, Virum (Denmark); Danmarks Tekniske Hojskole, Lyngby (Denmark). Lab. for Energiteknik
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
Danish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE89776140
Availability:
NTIS (US Sales Only), PC A05/MF A01; 1.
Submitting Site:
DK
Size:
Pages: 82
Announcement Date:
Apr 01, 1989

Citation Formats

None. Pumped storage power plants in Denmark. Pumpekraftvaerker i Danmark. Denmark: N. p., 1988. Web.
None. Pumped storage power plants in Denmark. Pumpekraftvaerker i Danmark. Denmark.
None. 1988. "Pumped storage power plants in Denmark. Pumpekraftvaerker i Danmark." Denmark.
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title = {Pumped storage power plants in Denmark. Pumpekraftvaerker i Danmark}
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abstractNote = {In 1988 there are about 250 pumped storage power plants throughout the world, yet it is difficult to obtain data about them. They are usually situated in mountainous areas so that great differences in height can be obtained between the upper and lower water storage facilities. These plants consist of the power system (turbines, pumps, generators, motors, etc.) natural or artificial water storage facilities, and water routes, (in and outgoing constructions, pressure pipes, etc.). In Denmark, reversible pumping turbines are preferred, and here specific Danish products are examined (62.5MW and a 125 MW). Possible designs for water storage basins are analyzed in detail, also with regard to their comparative economic advantages. It has been considered reasonable to site this kind of power plant in Danish coastal regions, this would be the first case where the sea has been used for the lower water storage basin. Possible sites in Jutland and on the island of Als have been investigated. In a basin for a 250 MW pumped storage power plant with optimal production throughout 8 hours, a siting 60 m above sea level could cover power production for an area of about 100 hectars. Material for a dam surrounding the lower water storage system could be produced when digging out the basin. The dam should be about 20m higher than the surrounding terrain and the volume would be about 3,2 mio. m/sup 3/. The filled basin would contain 14.0 mio. m/sup 3/ water. The velocity and volume of outgoing water masses would be very considerable and would exact safety precautions to protect ships and bathers. A tentative cost benefit analysis is presented which indicates that the possible establishment of this type of power plant in Denmark could be of considerable interest. (AB). 15 refs.}
place = {Denmark}
year = {1988}
month = {Dec}
}