Environmentally Sustainable Energy Storage
- Author(s): Doss, Mark
- Farshidfard, Pooyan
- Njuguna, Elizabeth
- Nguyen, Pauline
- Ngyen, Tuong
- Shen, Aiqian
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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.