A SCOTTISH company behind plans for pumped storage hydro (PSH) schemes has backed declarations of a climate emergency by the Scottish, Welsh and UK governments. The company’s CEO, Mark Wilson, said: “Declaring a climate emergency is great start to focus minds on the massive issue of climate change. “However without a coherent energy policy the true potential of renewable energy will be squandered and these declarations make the case for pumped storage hydro even more urgent and persuasive.” Wilson said that for renewable energy to be deployed at the scale required to reach the National Grid zero-carbon network target by 2025, it had been estimated we would need at least 13GW of storage. He added: “We currently have 2.8GW. The majority of the 10GW shortfall will have to come from pumped storage hydro as it is the only proven technology currently available at the scale required.
The National 6th May 2019 read more »