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Who will build the first new pumped storage hydro in the U.S.?

It’s no secret that the U.S. electricity generation system is desperately in need of reliable energy storage to back up the vast amount of intermittent renewable resources being added. It’s also a fact that pumped storage hydropower is the single largest source of this backup storage, at well over 90% of total available utility-scale energy storage.

So which company will be the first to succeed in building new pumped storage in the U.S.? I don’t have a crystal ball, so read on to see my educated predictions.

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