White Paper Deploying Large-Scale Energy Storage in California’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Download Now Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project Renewable energy sources are key to fueling our power grid. However, renewable sources such as solar and wind can be variable, and keeping the power supply in balance with demand is pivotal to keeping the electric grid stable and reliable. With Absaroka Energy LLC in Montana, Black & Veatch is helping to plan a pumped storage scheme that will store and deliver renewable energy while balancing out the ebbs and flows of supply and demand. It’s a closed loop system that works like a rechargeable water battery, and its benefits can be significant. Watch Video Pumped Storage and Large Pumping Facilities Black & Veatch has provided global pumped storage-related hydroelectric engineering services for more than 25 years. With our leadership in the development of renewable energy projects, we are uniquely positioned and qualified to support the integration of pumped storage in a client’s overall power portfolio. We bring significant experience in: Understanding today’s pump turbine equipment market and procurement approach Transient analysis of the water conductor systems and hydraulic design of inlet/outlet structures Geotechnical and dam engineering for the powerhouse and upper and lower reservoirs Tunnel and underground structure engineering Powerhouse design using 3D CADD to optimize space utilization in the powerhouse Grid integration and interconnection Insight: San Diego to Develop Innovative Hydropower Energy Storage Project Featured Projects Twin Falls Powerhouse Redevelopment Arlington Outlet Hydropower Project Lower Baker Unit 4 Powerhouse Lewis River Fish Passage Systems 0 Related Insights Engineer 2.0: An idea whose time has come The Artificial Intelligence (AI) genie is not going back into the bottle; leaving the world to contemplate how best to manage this most potent, yet controversial, tool. The water sector’s response has many parallels with reactions to AI more broadly: we are certain AI has benefits, are less sure about how to realise them, and wary of unintended consequences. When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Hydropower Strategic Alliances: How Producers Can Benefit Strategic alliances with hydropower producers are a natural fit for asset management programs. They can be set up broadly to help producers maintain organizational stability, reliability, and financial performance. Asia Pacific's 'Digital Utilities' of the Future In addition to environmental and social challenges, water utilities in Asia Pacific are faced with the complexities of non-revenue water, underdeveloped or aging water infrastructure and growing expenditure. Digital transformation may offer the water industry the opportunity to provide reliable and sustainable water supply by optimizing distribution systems, treatment efficiency and asset management. Energy Planning Offers Efficiency, Cost Savings, Resilience Down the Road As energy costs continue to rise and more states adopt regulatory incentives and disincentives that drive large-scale sustainability and efficiency efforts, it is expected that utilities will become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy. Collaborate with our Hydropower & Hydraulic Structures team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.