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AMFILOCHIA PUMPED STORAGE

The project “Hydro Pumped Storage Complex in Amfilochia” is the largest investment in a energy storage in Greece. Since 2013 it has been selected by the E.U. as a Project of Common Interest under the code name PCI 3.24 and holds its position in it as it is considered utmost important.

With a total installed capacity of 680 MW (production) and 730 MW (pumping), the project consists of two independent upper reservoirs (Aghios Georgios and Pyrgos and a common lower reservoir, Kastraki Lake, built in 1960.

  • The Project’s objective is the energy storage and the maximization of renewable energy (RES) penetration in the energy production mix.
  • Annual energy production: ~ 816.00 GWh (552+264)

An investment that exceeds € 500 million

  • Creation of new jobs during construction and operation period
  • Improvement of the road network and access to the area (farming facilities, beekeeping, agriculture, forest management, forest protection)

 

PROJECT TITLE: AMFILOCHIA PUMPED STORAGE

Category
Pumped Storage Projects
Status
Pipeline
Country
Greece
Location
Etoloakarnania
Nominal Power MW
680 MW (Pumping) and 730 MW (Drawing)
Elements
Turbine type
Start of Οperation