Prosper-Haniel goes green

According to Bloomberg, RAG has plans to turn the Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine in Germany’s North-Rhine Westphalia into a 200MW pumped-storage hydroelectric reservoir upon closure. The mine which will “act like a battery” will have enough capacity to power more than 400,000 homes, said state governor Hannelore Kraft

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Schematic of the storage station. Source: University of Duisburg-Essen

Turning the mine into a pumped-hydro-storage station may solve two challenges created by Germany’s shift toward clean power: on a local level, it provides new economic activity in a region where

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