Bengt Kriström, CERE´s Research Director has recently been to El Hierro, an island part of the Canary Island. Bengt together with Guest Professor Per-Olov Johansson and Professor Ginés de Rus (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), will consider various economic problems related to the construction of a pumped storage power plant with associated wind turbines.
Among other concerns related to a construction with such characteristics, there are the economic problems, i.e. to pump water into reservoirs with the help of wind turbines during low demand periods for electricity.
Bengt´s visit to the Island helped to put some guidelines for future work, with the expectation to develop into some essays.
For a broader description of the Island´s overall energy strategy visit, click here