The Vianden Pumped Storage Plant is situated at Luxembourg's eastern border to Germany, on the River Our, and was commissioned in 1964. The plant is operated by the Société Electrique de l'Our (SEO).
Based on a previous Pre-Feasibility Study by Lahmeyer International, The client (KfW) contracted Lahmeyer to perform a Feasibility Study for PV and CSP projects in Tunisia. This Study includes a demand analysis and description of the electricity sector in Tunisia. It is also analyzed how the local Tunisian industry and universities can be included in the construction and research / education process of such projects. This project is performed in cooperation with the local utility STEG.
The European Union has defined a clear target for 2020: to reach the around 37% of renewable share in the European electricity sector. Germany already expresses the idea to reach the target of 80 to 100% of renewable generation by 2050. Whereas the mid-term goals (2020) can probably be reached by harnessing mainly the indigenous renewable energy sources, for to reach the long-term goals (2050), solar and wind energy from Northern Africa and the Middle East might also contribute.
Lahmeyer International has been requested to provide preliminary cost estimates for selected project components for the CSP business case in Morocco.
Concept Study on Energy Storage Systems in Different Isolated Grids in the Mediterranean Region, Senegal
The isolated Mediterranean electricity systems are characterised by high shares of fossil fired power plants and - due to their remote geography - mostly by high electricity generation cost. Moreover, the electricity generation potential of renewable energy resources is large. However, since the systems are islolated the incorporation of fluctuating RES feed-in represents a challenge. Electricity storage media can improve firstly the integration of RES and secondly contribute to a general increase of efficiency. Within the project several Mediterranean isolated grids have been anaysed towards their operation with and without storage. For this, different storage operation modes have been studied: Peak shaving Optimisation of generation efficiency Minimisation of rejected energy …
The pumped storage project ATDORF had been planned already in the 1970ies, to become the third plant within the Hotzenwald pumped storage scheme in the Southern Black Forest, Germany. Planning activities had again resumed in 1992/93. However, the project was not realised at either time. As per today’s design, Atdorf shall be implemented as Germany’s largest pumped storage project with a total installed capacity of 1,400 MW.
Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Storage: Lender's Engineer for a 17 MW Solar Tower Power Plant – Solar Tres, Spain
Lahmeyer International GmbH was appointed by Grupo Banco Popular, as leader bank, to carry out a technical due diligence for the installation of a 17 MW solar tower power plant in Spain. The power plant foresees the installation of a large size molten salt thermal storage which will allow it to operate over 6,000 hours per year.