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.
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.
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.