Duke Energy announced plans to expand its 1,065-MW Bad Creek pumped storage project by 200 MW, with an anticipated completion date of 2023.
This upgrade was included in the Duke Energy Carolinas Integrated Resources Plan that was filed Sept. 1. The company plans to file a license amendment for this work with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2017.
Work to increase capacity will involve installing a more efficient and powerful pump-turbine, a new generator and higher-rated generator output circuit breakers.
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