An intriguing concept fraught with a multitude of political issues…

An intriguing concept fraught with a multitude of political issues…

The $3B plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant battery

New York Times

Hoover Dam helped transform the West, harnessing the force of the Colorado River to power millions of homes and businesses. Now it is the focus of a distinctly 21st century challenge: Turning the dam into a vast reservoir of excess electricity, fed by the solar farms and wind turbines that represent the power sources of the future. The force behind the effort is the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, fueled by its $3 billion pipeline and a pump station plan.

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