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I understand the concept of pumping water uphill into a reservoir as energy storage. And yes, a hydroelectric dam is what you use for this kind of energy storage.

The part I don't get, is where one uses a large dam like Hoover Dam for this. The thing's on a river. You can't pump more water upstream than you're letting flow downstream through the dam. The best you can do, is to pump all the water you let through back up. If you've got that much solar energy that you can do that, then you have more than enough to replace all of the electricity you get by letting any water through the dam. In fact, because of losses, you actually have more than enough energy.

Unless they're getting water from somewhere else, and the article doesn't say they're doing that, then this make absolutely no thermodynamic sense.
I live in Oregon, and I'm an engineer.

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