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Major Pumped-Hydro Storage Project Moves Forward in Nevada

A Utah-based energy developer has filed a final license application for construction of a major pumped-hydro storage project in Nevada. rPlus Hydro on March 8 said it made the filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the company’s 1,000-MW White Pine Pumped Storage installation in White Pine County.

White Pine, the first pumped-hydro storage project in Nevada, is expected to provide about eight hours of energy storage at peak output of 1 GW. Officials said the installation could supply power to support more than 12% of the state’s peak electricity demand on a hot summer day.

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