"Storage hydro power Facilities"
"Storage" projects impound water behind a dam, forming a reservoir. Water is released through turbine-generators to produce electricity. The water storage and release cycles can be relatively short, for instance, storing water at night for daytime power generation. Or, the cycles can be long, storing spring runoff for generation in the summer when air conditioner use increases power demand. Some projects operate on multi-year cycles carrying over water in a wet year to offset the effects of dry years.