Developer receives approval for 49.4-MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage project

Glyn Rhonwy Pumped-Storage Project

The Gwynedd Council has granted the Quarry Battery Company (QBC) planning permission to develop a 49.4-MW pumped-storage hydroelectric plant on the site of the former Glyn Rhonwy slate mine in Wales.

The US$155.5 million project was developed in conjunction with AECOM and is designed to have a minimal impact on the area's wildlife and landscape, QBC said, while offering a significant benefit to the surrounding area.

According to QBC, the Glyn Rhonwy project will create as many as 30 full-time jobs, while the company itself will establish an independent trust to manage grants to support community projects. The company said it will make an initial grant of about $390,000, then provide around $15,500 every year afterward through the project's operational life.

The project would include the construction of a 20-meter-high dam on the upper reservoir and a 15-meter-high dam on the lower reservoir, in addition to tunnels, a powerhouse and transmission infrastructure. The developer said it hopes to have the pumped-storage plant operational by 2017.

For more news from Europe, visit here.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs