Upper Gilboa Pumped Storage
This pumped storage project is designed to take advantage of the difference in electricity prices (low tariff at night and high tariff at a day time).
This is why water is pumped to an elevated reservoir during the night, using net electricity, and is dropped, through a penstock or a tunnel on turbines during the peak tariff hours producing Hydro – Electricity.
The Upper Gilboa pumped storage project is designed to produce 300 Megawatt and is presently at the final stages of constructions.
Balasha-Jalon provided the general design, engineering coordination, and detailed design of civil engineering works, including reservoir, water supply pipes roads and concreted structure.
Upper and lower reservoirs volume
- Upper and lower reservoir sealed by HDPE membrane
- The penstock tunnel, excavated inside the mountain, made of steel and concrete, connects the upper reservoir and the turbines
- The machinery is laid underground completely
- Water supply system including pumps, pipelines and a reversed osmosis desalination plant