User:NL. Jamie van Heeren
hi, my name is jamie I like football and tennis Im 13 ,I have 1 brother and 2 sisters
How does it work? -Water is pumped up to the top reservoir at night, when demand for power across the country is low.
Where can you find plants of this sourceand why? -In the mountain because there is a good clima
Can it be used in netherland/spain why?why not? -netherland no because there arent mountains -spain yes because there are mountains
Is it expensive? -yes
What is the effect on the enviroment? -The water falls 600 metres on its way to the turbines, so it's under a great deal of pressure when it arrives. For this reason, the tunnels -are lined with steel at the bottom end.
Are you depedent of the other countries/people when you want to generate electricity with this energy source? -no
How much electricity is generated in one plant? -288 MegaWatts
What are the advantages and disadvanges of this energy? -Advantages -Without some means of storing energy for quick release, we'd be in trouble -Little effect on the landscape. -disadvantages -Expensive to build -Once it's used, you can't use it again until you've pumped the water pump up -But the industry is very good at predicting when the surges in power demand will happen, so good planning can get around this problem
Is it sustainable? -yes