Pumped Storage Electricity Station Planned in Orange, California

Eagle Crest Energy plans to transform the Kaiser Eagle Mountain Mine, a disused mine near Desert Centre in the Colorado Desert, into a pumped storage electricity station that will act as an energy bank for solar, wind and geothermal power. Energy saved will be release during periods of peak demand to maintain grid stability.

Through a state-of-the-art underground turbine system, Eagle Crest Energy proposes to transfer water back and forth 2 of the mines’ vacant pits which will act as reservoirs, in order to produce up to 1300 MW of energy. This much energy will be sufficient to power nearly 1 million homes in the Riverside County.

The facility will not only make renewable energy sources more viable in California, but Eagle Crest Energy CEO, Doug Devine also claims that the plant will be developed in an environmentally friendly manner, mindful of protecting water resources and local wildlife, as well as creating hundreds of jobs and infusing the local economy with millions of dollars.

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