NEW PUBLICATION: An Experimental and Numerical Study of a Three Lobe Pump for Pumped Hydro Storage Applications

Pumped hydro storage (PHS) plays an important role as a matured technology that accounts for the vast majority of global energy storage capacity, and its expansion is therefore desirable. The expansion of PHS in mid- and high-water heads is limited to topographic features, but there is an untapped potential in low-head applications. For most of the PHS applications, a Francis reversible pump-turbine (RPT) is regarded as the most common and cost-effective machine, but it is not a suitable option for water heads of less than 30m.