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English translation: Storage (hydro)power station

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09:08 Mar 5, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Speicherwasserkraftwerke
used in a text about sustainable energy investments when referring to energy storage (so that this energy can be used during peak periods)
Jayne White
Local time: 23:09
English translation:Storage (hydro)power station
Explanation:
I agree with Roy's suggestion.
Both Ernst Woerterbuch der industriellen Technik and Langenscheidt's Handwoerterbuch translate ' Speicherkraftwerk' (Pumpkraftwerk) as storage power station. Adding 'hydro' certainly can not hurt.
I would stay away from 'hydraulic'; it is probably meant to say 'hydroelectric'.

HTH
Chris
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Chris Koenig
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Summary of answers provided
nastorage hyrdoelectric power plant
Anthony Frey
nahydro-electric power plants
Madeleine van Zanten
naSee below
Anthony Frey
naStorage (hydro)power stationChris Koenig
nastorage hydropower stations
Roy Fox
nahydraulic power storage stations
Parrot
nastorage at hydroelectric power plantsxxxlone


  

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26 mins
storage at hydroelectric power plants


Explanation:
Speicher also =damming up/ warehouse/storage (if in connection with water)

Wasserkraftwerk, depending on text = hydroelectric generating station/hydroelectric power station/water power station.

Good luck!


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xxxlone
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35 mins
storage hydropower stations


Explanation:
These are power stations in which water is pumped up to reservoirs, and can then be piped downhill again to drive turbines at peak periods.

Roy Fox
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41 mins
hydraulic power storage stations


Explanation:
Cf. entries for Speicher and Wasserkraftwerke, Muret-Sanders.

Parrot
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1 hr
Storage (hydro)power station


Explanation:
I agree with Roy's suggestion.
Both Ernst Woerterbuch der industriellen Technik and Langenscheidt's Handwoerterbuch translate ' Speicherkraftwerk' (Pumpkraftwerk) as storage power station. Adding 'hydro' certainly can not hurt.
I would stay away from 'hydraulic'; it is probably meant to say 'hydroelectric'.

HTH
Chris

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1 hr
See below


Explanation:
This is fairly difficult. First the definition: Speicherwasserkraftwerk
Bei einem Speicherkraftwerk wird das Wasser zur Stromerzeugung aus einem hochgelegenen natürlichen oder künstlichen See mit Talsperre entnommen. Ist der Wasserzufluss zu gering, wird das Wasser nachts wieder ins Speicherbecken zurückgepumpt. Dies nennt man Pumpspeicherkraftwerk. Dieser Nachtstrom entstammt oft fossilen bzw. nuklearen Energien.
Based on this I would say it is a hydroelectric plant, which is driven with water coming from a reservoir. Not concise, but explains what it is.

Good luck!


    Reference: http://www.verivox.de/p/vwd/s/Glossary.asp?glossary=Speicher...
Anthony Frey
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1 hr
storage hyrdoelectric power plant


Explanation:
Below you can find an article about a similar facility: http://www.jsce.or.jp/e/ce_jsce/jsce97/97jsce6/97jsce6.htm

This is definitely more concise!


    Reference: http://www.jsce.or.jp/e/ce_jsce/jsce97/97jsce6/97jsce6.htm
Anthony Frey
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18 hrs
hydro-electric power plants


Explanation:
The concept itself includes the idea op storing the energy for peak periods

Madeleine van Zanten
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