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Environmentally Sustainable Energy Storage

  • Author(s): Doss, Mark
  • Farshidfard, Pooyan
  • Njuguna, Elizabeth
  • Nguyen, Pauline
  • Ngyen, Tuong
  • Shen, Aiqian
  • et al.
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Project Description:  The objective is to generate 500 MW of power for 8 hour periods. This would be enough to supply 325,000 homes annually in the San Diego area. A new upper reservoir will be constructed above the existing San Vicente Reservoir and connected by an underground pipe containing a reversible pump-turbine system. Energy produced by the system will be stored during off-peak hours and sold during peak hours.


Tasks Completed:  Project research and analysis, Determination of criteria for upper reservoir, Selection of candidate sites using topography, Calculation of upper reservoir volume


Faculty Adviser:   Richard Trembath, Trembath Consulting, Inc.


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