The Kokhav Hayarden pumped storage power plant is a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station located in the Jordan Valley in Israel. It is the world’s lowest pumped storage power plant, being located about 275 meters below sea level. The power plant has a capacity of 344 megawatts.
The Kokhav Hayarden power plant consists of two reservoirs, an upper reservoir and a lower reservoir. The upper reservoir is located at an elevation of about 1,000 meters above sea level, and the lower reservoir is located at an elevation of about 275 meters below sea level. The power plant also has a powerhouse, which is located between the two reservoirs.
The power plant works by pumping water from the lower reservoir to the upper reservoir when electricity demand is low. When electricity demand is high, the water is released from the upper reservoir and used to generate electricity. This process allows the power plant to store energy and provide electricity when it is needed most.
The Kokhav Hayarden power plant is expected to play an important role in Israel’s energy security. The country is currently reliant on imported oil for most of its electricity needs. The power plant will help to reduce Israel’s reliance on imported oil and make the country’s energy supply more secure.
In addition to being the world’s lowest pumped storage power plant, Kokhav Hayarden is also the largest pumped storage power plant in Israel. It is expected to generate enough electricity to power about 300,000 homes.
The Kokhav Hayarden power plant is not the only power plant located below sea level. There are a few other pumped storage power plants that are located in similar locations, such as the Bath County Pumped Storage Station in Virginia, USA, which is located about 260 meters (853 feet) below sea level. However, the Kokhav Hayarden power plant is the lowest power plant in the world.