Hydro Pumped-Storage Development in Portugal

PROJECTS

Hydro Pumped-Storage Development in Portugal

Client

Martifer Renewables

Services

Project Development

Beginning

2009

Conclusion

2012

Location

110 sites around the country

CONTEXT

The increasing demand to augment the renewable share in the national energy production led Gesto to survey hydro pumped storage plants for the entire continental territory.

 

 

OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of this project are the identification of the most suitable sites for hydro pumped storage plants on the continental territory with the development of a GIS-based survey model and carrying out feasibility studies on the identified sites.

 

 

DESCRIPTION

Identification of more than 100 potential locations for the establishment of pumped-storage plants with powers ranging from 200 to 1 800 MW, resulting in 50 000 MW identified. An exhaustive screening was conducted throughout the entire continental territory and with an additionally creation of a GIS-based survey model. For the several identified projects a feasibility study was made.

 

 

SUMMARY OF SERVICES
  • Development of a GIS-based model survey
  • Water resources assessment
  •  Mapping of water resources
  • Identification of projects
  • Field visits
  • Viability studies
  • Licensing and concession