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November 26, 2021

Yellow Medicine County Pump Storage Project, US

By Carmen

Yellow Medicine County Pump Storage Project is a 666MW hydro power project. It is planned on Minnesota River river/basin in Minnesota, the US. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2027 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2031.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 666 666 Announced Minnesota, the US Midwest Energy Recycling


The project is being developed and currently owned by Midwest Energy Recycling.

Yellow Medicine County Pump Storage Project is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 8.14 million cubic meter. The penstock length will be 2,500m. The penstock diameter will be 18m. The project is expected to generate 1,450 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,745.859m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 333MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2027. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2031.


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