The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91008   Message #1729937
Posted By: Bill D
29-Apr-06 - 11:00 AM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
In 1972, I visited and photographed Tom Sauk Mt., the highest point in Missouri, where a reservoir had been built to do exactly what beardedbruce mentioned above...pump water UP at night when there was spare power, and release it thru turbines at peak consumption times.

Unfortuantely, last Dec., there was a failure of one of the dam walls with a serious release of a lot of water and an emergency situation. I see that studies are being done to rebuild and stabilize the site.

The point is, it IS possible to add systems like this to our arsenal of power generating tricks....and ANY extra capacity that has a positive cost-benefit ratio ought to be looked at.