Hydro plants first line of defence in battle to keep Britain’s lights on

FINANCIAL TIMES 🔒| In the Welsh and Scottish mountains, a small number of hydro power stations, some of them more than half a century old, have become a first line of defence in the battle to keep electricity flowing around Britain during the coronavirus crisis.


Britain’s four “pumped storage” hydro power stations, often referred to as “green batteries”, have played a critical role in helping utility company National Grid address exceptional conditions in the energy system since lockdown.


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