Tina Casey writes in Clean Technica about a new hydropower project in Kentucky.
- Kentucky will expand its clean energy portfolio with the construction of the Lewis Ridge Hydropower Pumped Storage project on an abandoned coal mine in Bell County.
- The idea behind hydropower pumped storage is simple: water is pumped uphill to a reservoir during a time of low electricity demand. When demand increases and extra energy is needed the stored water is released downhill to spin turbines and produce clean electricity.
- Kentucky has recently seen increased clean tech investments with Ford announcing a new EV battery manufacturing plant, and a massive solar project underway.
Read the full article here.