Practical possibilities of pumped-storage power plants implementation in liquidated underground mines
In the paper the theoretical basis of pumped-storage power plant operation is presented. Working conditions of hydraulic machines in these kinds of objects are described and examples are given. The Czech research results as well as German theoretical analyses on the topic of water energy storage in underground mines are characterized. The conditions for building pumped-storage power plant in Polish underground coal mines, including liquidated ones, are determined. Analysis of parallel operation of multistage centrifugal pumps, dedicated to the mine drainage system, manufactured and operated commonly in Poland is presented. The main dimensions calculations of two multistage centrifugal pumps (power of 10 MW and 25 MW), dedicated for selected parameters, are presented.