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Energy storage

This Kentucky coal mine could transform into pumped-hydro grid storage

With $81M from DOE, Rye Development aims to build the first pumped-hydro project on the site of a former mine to bolster the grid and revitalize the local economy.

By Julian Spector  . 

an aerial photo of a forested mountain valley with a blue body of water at the center
A proposed pumped-hydro storage project on the site of a decommissioned coal mine in Kentucky received $81 million in funding from DOE. (Rye Development)