Hydro power plants play critical role in balancing power supplies in coronavirus crisis

The hydro power plants are one of the most important tools to keep the power supplies in balance, while the countries is facing closure of businesses. In Uk for example, this fact has pushed the demand for electricity under 80% of the average from the last year in April and May. The weather in those months did not help the balance of the grid, while much higher output from solar and wind farms was recorded. 

The pumped storage power plants made it possible to protect the stability of the system, which was balanced every minute and the excess electricity was absorbed by pumping the water from the lower reservoirs uphill. Only when needed again, the water from the upper reservoir was released through the hydro turbines in order to generate electricity. 

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