Carvão-Ribeira Hydro Pumped-Storage

PROJECTS

Carvão-Ribeira Hydro Pumped-Storage

Location

Tabuaço, Portugal

 

Client

Sociedade Hidroeléctrica do Távora, Unipessoal Lda

 

Beginning

2010

 

Conclusion

2010

CONTEXT

The project was entirely identified from greenfield by GESTO’s Hydro Department, as a result of the Pumped-Storage Plants Survey Project in Portugal, as a remarkable way to increase the renewable energy share in the national energy production.

 

 

OBJECTIVES

The main objective of this project was the development of a hydro pumped-storage.

 

 

DESCRIPTION

The Carvão-Ribeira Pumped-Storage Plant is located on the Távora river, a Douro river tributary on the North of Portugal. It includes a concrete and a landfill dam, an underground powerhouse in cavern equipped with two reversible units and an hydraulic circuit by tunnel. It has an installed capacity of 550 MW and mean annual generation of 860 GWh.  Estimated budget for the scheme is €330M and the reduction of CO2 equivalent per year is expected to be around 750 kton.

 

 

SUMMARY OF SERVICES

  • Project tracking and identification
  • Field visit
  • Pre-feasibility assessments
  • Licensing and concession
  • Preliminary studies
  • Contest