News Digest Item
16 Jun 2017

“Boat lift to become pump storage”

Hamburger Abendblatt

A boat lift near Hamburg could be extended to become a pumped storage facility, Hamburger Abendblatt reports. In times of excess wind power production, water could be pumped to the upper part of the Elbe Lateral Canal, and drained through electricity turbines in times of power scarcity, the article says. Green MP Julia Verlinden has encouraged local initiators of the project in Scharnebeck to pursue it, since “the energy transition needs innovative ideas all over the country”.

See the CLEW dossier New technologies for the Energiewende for more information.

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