Cape Town Science Center Activities in National Science Week

Excursion to Palmiet Pumped Storage Scheme – Saturday 28 July,  9:00–14:00palmiet Cape Town Science Center Activities in National Science WeekA visit to Palmiet offers the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of hydroelectricity and discover the story behind the “switch” that turns on your lights and powers commerce and industry. Pumped storage hydroelectric schemes are used where water resources are scarce.  Water that has been used to generate electricity, is pumped back to a storage reservoir so that it can be used again.  Palmiet has a dual role. Not only does it generate 400 MW of peaking power into the Eskom National Grid, it is also part of an inter-catchment water project that transfers much needed water to Cape Town.  The Palmiet Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Scheme is regarded as a forerunner in environmental engineering. It is located in the scenic and ecologically sensitive heart of the Cape Fynbos Plant Kingdom.
Bus leaves the CTSC at 9:00 and will return around 14:00.
Space is limited and booking is essential – e-mail  to book your space now.

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