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pumped storage

noun

Definition of pumped storage

  1. :  a hydroelectric system in which electricity is generated during periods of high demand by the use of water that has been pumped into a reservoir at a higher altitude during periods of low demand



1927

First Known Use of pumped storage

1927


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