2014-08-05

System Ops: Helms Pumped Storage Powerhouse


The Fresno Bee has an interesting article about Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Helms Pumped Storage Plant that ties into my jurisdiction.
"While Helms can crank out more than 1,200 megawatts at full capacity, Jones said it also can consume up to 900 megawatts when it's pumping water back uphill. "That's equivalent to the city and county of San Francisco's electricity consumption at their peak," he said."

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