pumped storage

noun

Definition of pumped storage

: 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

First Known Use of pumped storage

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Pumped storage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pumped%20storage. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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