The role and value of pumped storage in Portugal

Portugal has a highly balanced hydro fleet, with a substantial pumping capability already in operation, and also some new additions under construction, which will allow the system to accommodate a higher percentage of solar and wind generation expected for the next decade. This paper looks at the changing role of pumped storage, gives an overview of how the Iberian energy market works, and draws attention to some particular features of the Portuguese market.

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The role and value of pumped storage in Portugal

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