Trip to the USA, September 7 to 10, 2009: The FirstLight Power pumped storage electric plant in Northfield Mountain.

Pumped storage projects involve the production of peak energy at specific times, through the conversion of base unsolicited energy coming from renewable energy sources (wind, solar, etc.) or base energy from thermal plants (nuclear).

Tractebel Engineering offers advanced expertise for your pumped storage project. We can design sophisticated hydraulic circuits and electro-mechanical equipment combining pump and turbines in a single machinery, to be operated in highly variable transient conditions (head, speed, pressure, etc.).

Through its experience with projects worldwide, Tractebel Engineering can provide you with an answer to a wide range of exceptional project conditions (geology, topography, hydraulics, heads, transient pressures, etc.). Moreover, our engineers can handle the most diverse working conditions (highly variable heads, variable speeds, high transient pressures, high requirements in terms of performance, etc.).