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FERC pushes 2.2 GW Navajo pumped storage over first hurdle

Two-person start up Daybreak Power has proposed a 2210 MW pumped hydro storage facility in Arizona. The Navajo Energy Storage Station will be developed near the site of the old 2250 MW Navajo Generation Station coal plant, which closed last November and will be decommissioned over the next few years due to the lower prices of other energy sources. Daybreak Power was founded in 2018, and has proposed one other project, the 1540 MW Next Generation Pumped Storage facility, also in Arizona, five miles from the Hoover Dam. Both projects would use existing bodies of and existing power lines, making them more cost-efficient and reducing environmental impact. For the Navajo project no groundwater will be tapped, no waterway interfered with,…

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