Pumped Storage Power Plant, Agira Sheuva
A hydroelectric power station that pumps water from a high-level to a low-level reservoir through an underground turbine installed in a 10-story structure. Produces about 300 megawatts of electricity. In times of excess electricity, the turbine becomes a pump that shifts the water back to the upper reservoir to be used again when needed. This is an efficient way to store and produce electricity on a large scale and meet demand as needed. Being the first project of its kind in Israel, it presented unique challenges in systems integration, communications and logistics.
- Location: Mount Gilboa
Electra Construction and Housing and Construction received a conditional license for the construction of two projects with a combined capacity of 500 megawatts. They hold a valid franchise for 20 years.
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