Pumped-Hydro Storage Systems and Flood Risk Mitigation: a Proposed Nexus

Adebimpe, Oluseye A. and Proverbs, David and Oladokun, Victor O. (2020) Pumped-Hydro Storage Systems and Flood Risk Mitigation: a Proposed Nexus. International Journal of Environmental Impacts: Management, Mitigation and Recovery, 3 (4). pp. 352-362. ISSN 2398-2640

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Pumped-Hydro Storage (P-HS) technology has received some significant attention in energy storage. However, its application towards flood risk mitigation is a new dimension, which merits consideration given some of the technical characteristics and the system’s components. This study draws on a synthesis of the existing body of knowledge to postulate the potential nexus between P-HS operation and flood risk mitigation. This study represents the first attempt to explore the potential application of P-HS towards mitigating flood risk and also considers some of the other multiple benefits. The study raises a number of questions and considerations including, for example, what is the link between energy storage and flood risk mitigation?; what are the key areas that require consideration for the application of P-HS in flood risk mitigation?; how can the development of P-HS benefit flood risk mitigation? and how can this be achieved in a way that draws the interests of stakeholders and investors? A conceptual framework that seeks to establish these links alongside key areas that require consideration in line with the proposed application of P-HS in flood risk mitigation is presented. Thereafter, a discussion of the multiple benefits that P-HS could provide is presented, including improved environmental resilience as well as wider economic benefits.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.2495/EI-V3-N4-352-362
25 November 2020Accepted
25 November 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flood Risk Mitigation, Energy Storage, Flood, Pumped-Hydro Storage
Subjects: CAH10 - engineering and technology > CAH10-01 - engineering > CAH10-01-01 - engineering (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2023 09:20
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 09:20
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14462

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