Community Benefits

An energy storage solution for the Southwest.
An economic opportunity for Navajo.

The Navajo Generating Station, along with the Kayenta Mine, offered good paying jobs and provided between $30 million to $50 million in annual revenue for the Navajo Nation.

Pumped storage facilities are large infrastructure projects, which create thousands of family-wage jobs during the construction phase. These projects take 4-5 years to design and build, offering apprenticeship opportunities for our youth and people seeking employment.

Pumped storage can enable more clean energy projects to be built on the Navajo Nation, which is a priority of the April 2018 Navajo Nation comprehensive economic development plan. Additionally, the projects could put the Navajo Nation in the driver’s seat for renewable energy infrastructure across the broader Southwest region.

Economic Benefits

Creates thousands of family-wage construction jobs

Creates dozens of permanent jobs

Offers job training and apprenticeships

Contributes millions of dollars in local tax revenue to tribal governments

Helps ensure stable, affordable energy prices

Fighting Climate Change

As the impacts of fossil fuel use on climate change become more dire to our planet and threaten the health and safety of future generations, there is increasing urgency to shift to renewable energy to meet electricity demand. Yet, renewable energy resources like wind and solar can be limited by weather, and must be paired with a storage solution to deliver electricity on-demand when we need it most.

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Benefits of Pumped Storage

Long-lasting, with facilities operational for 100+ years

Carbon-free source of electricity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Helps ensure stable, affordable energy prices for generations to come

Low maintenance and resistant to supply chain disruptions