Pumped-storage hydroelectric plant

Pumped-storage hydroelectric plant
  A plant that usually generates electric energy during peak load periods by using water previously pumped into an elevated storage reservoir during off-peak periods when excess generating capacity is available to do so. When additional generating capacity is needed, the water can be released from the reservoir through a conduit to turbine generators located in a power plant at a lower level.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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