Market Analysis of Shell Energy North America’s Hydro Battery System

Multi-lab partners

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a sub-awardee to the Shell Energy North America (SENA) innovative 5 MW closed-loop pumped-storage hydropower (PSH) system that utilizes a submerged membrane as a storage reservoir. PNNL’s contribution to this project is to assess the market feasibility of the hydro battery system, which will be performed in three FERC power markets and an extra site from Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico, and focuses on the economic innovations and impacts.