Pumped Hydro

Team Members: Noah Baliat - 2nd Year Mechanical Engineering, Evan Robb - 5th Year Computer and Electrical Engineering, Hilde Eide - Senior 2nd year transfer student (NMU) Environmental Science w/ Renewable Energy Concentration, Shaelyn Koleber - 3rd Year Environmental Engineering, Alex Wilt - 4th Year Mechanical and Electrical Engineering,Trevor VanDyke - 4th Year Mechanical Engineering

Working with Dr. Sidortsov, Dr. Dyreson, Dr. Scarlett, and PhD candidate Shardul Tiwari to develop a map of areas with the highest electrical loads in the US and overlaying potential abandoned mines/existing structures on the map to implement a pumped hydro storage (PSH) facility. In the future we plan to create a thorough cost estimator from start to finish of a PSH system for use in future site developments.

Spring 2021 Mid-Semester Presentation