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May 22, 2024
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Washington Pumped Hydro Project Faces Permitting, Obstacles
The proposed pumped hydro project would use a lower and upper reservoir above the John Day Dam on the Columbia River.
The proposed pumped hydro project would use a lower and upper reservoir above the John Day Dam on the Columbia River. | Washington Dept. of Ecology
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Washington’s first pumped storage generator is expected to go online between 2028 and 2030, if it can obtain the needed state and federal approvals.
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