The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers invites Energize readers to join its free-of-charge webinar which will discuss the benefits of the Steenbras pumped storage facility.
The 160 MW Steenbras Hydro Pump Station (SHPS) generates electricity by channeling water from its upper dam to a lower dam during periods of peak demand.
Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2023
Time: 18h00 to 19h30 (SAST)
Cost: Free to attend
This webinar will cover the history of hydroelectric pumped storage and its technical specifications.
- The physical profile of the Steenbras dam, the tunnels, and the power station will be examined.
- We will discuss how the pumped storage is dispatched to the Eskom electrical grid against its load profiles and tariffs.
- We will take a look at the load-shedding arbitrage and mitigation and the future of the Steenberg Pumped storage facility.
Join the SAIEE Energy Storage Chapter in this discussion. Click here to register now