Energy Program: The Role of Pumped Storage in Meeting the State's Energy Goals

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 10:00 a.m.

Regency C, Hyatt Regency Hotel

Pumped storage represents one of the most effective strategies for meeting California's goals for renewable energy and while maintaining reliable water supply. In particular, pumped storage will be crucial to meeting California's ambitions goal of obtaining 33% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.  Because renewable sources of energy, such as wind and solar, are intermittent in nature, pumped storage will have an important role in integrating these sources and providing balance to the electricity grid.


  1. Marguerite Naillon, Special Projects Manager, Contra Costa Water District
  2. Amy Petersen, Turlock Irrigation District
  3. Lon House, UC Davis Hydropower Institute/ACWA Consultant
  4. Alan Soneda, Sr. Project Manager, PG&E,
Alan PGE Pumped Storage.pdf3.91 MB
Amy Petersen TID Pumped Storage.pdf616 KB
Lon Pumped Storage.pdf801.98 KB
Marguerite CCWD Pumped Storage.pdf2.23 MB