GLOBALink | Chinese-built hydropower plant in Israel enters final construction stage
The 344-MW Kokhav Hayarden pumped storage hydropower plant, built by Chinese company Power Construction Corporation of China (PCCC), located near the city of Beit She'an in northeastern Israel, is expected to be operational in early 2023.
Featuring two reservoirs at different heights, both with 3.1 million cubic meters, the hydropower plant can operate at a water head of 500 meters.
The facility, connected to the grid, uses the off-peak power to pump water to its upper reservoir, and release the water to the lower one whenever it needs to generate electricity to help relieve peak demand on the grid.
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