“Blue green battery” to even out windpower supply and demand across Northern Europe

Climate News Network reports that SINTEF, the largest independent Scandinavian research organization, has a plan to use Norwegian hydropower schemes as a giant “blue-green battery” that will act as a backup when wind power fails to deliver enough energy.

Norwegian hydropower schemes linked to Europe’s large wind farm projects could successfully use energy from surplus wind power to pump water uphill and provide “battery” power to even out energy supply and demand.
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