Helms Pumped Storage ProjectSerial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 7, Pg. 50
Document Type: Feature article
The powerhouse at California's Helms Pumped Storage Project is 1,200 ft below the surface of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Linking existing reservoirs, the project provides 1,200 Mw of electrical peaking capacity. More than 1 million cu yd of granite was excavated. The 1,800 ft inclined shaft is one of the largest of its type ever excavated and concreted. OCEA nominee.
Subject Headings: Energy storage | Waste storage | Power plants | Excavation | Concrete | Reservoirs | Shafts | Mountains | Nevada | North America | United States
Services: Buy this book/Buy this article
Return to search