Pumped storage plants
Pumped storage is the economically and environmentally most developed form of storing energy during base-load phases while making this energy available to the grid for peaking supply needs and system regulation. This has been done by Voith since this technology was invented.
Today, over 400 Voith pumped storage units have been installed worldwide with a combined output of well over 24 000 MW.
Pumped storage plants can be configured in several different ways. Reversible machine sets or ternary systems that consist of separate generating and pumping equipment may be installed.
Whether a reversible pump-turbine, or a turbine and pump combination, these machines have proven to be extremely durable. In many cases, they have performed reliably for several decades.