The First Renewable That is Not Intermittent.


• First renewable technology that is not intermittent (no external battery required).
• 24 x 7 electricity generation.
• Energy storage.
• Uses only air and water. The water is recycled. Air is abundant and is also used each cycle to aerate the water.
• No moving parts (except for turbines).
• No CO2 (after initial construction).
• No pollution.
• Minimal environmental impact.
• Underground and unseen.

• Can be constructed just about anywhere on Earth.

• Over 100 year life expectancy.

• Scalable.
• Animal friendly.

• Earth friendly.

• People friendly.

• Bloody expensive one-time hydro scale construction.

• No fuel costs.

Hydrobuoy Video Story.

I've been chipping away on the inventing wagon for what seems like forever.

I was introduced to inventing by a retired engineer, who designed Tumult Pumped Storage, part of Snowy Hydro Australia. Pumped Storage pumps water up at night, and releases it on demand to make electricity, a profitable system based upon the electricity market.

I became obsessed with water. Like a sponge, I journeyed ideas and inventions like a donkey to a carrot, my water-inventing obsession. I failed a thousand times, but each failure led me to the next.

Eventually, how shall I put this nicely, one either cracks it or is a crackpot. I am going to tell you about my invention, but because I am introducing a new idea, you need to see the CONCEPT. Everything presented should be quite straightforward, just be prepared for the twist. This is CONCEPT only.

Let's begin. Pumped storage has been running on coal for over 100 years and it's time for an upgrade - to bring it into renewable alignment. We already know hydro well. There's NO CO2, apart from the one-time construction. Hydro can run for 50 plus years, and it's very reliable. It's one of the best renewable energy solutions with little or no waste or pollution, and low environmental impact.

The hydro facility that hasn't changed in over 100 years is Hydro Pumped Storage. The electricity system, the grid, is always going through changes, and now renewables pose a significant challenge.

How does the grid manage intermittent renewables?

Like clockwork, when watching a favourite show like Downton Abbey, and a commercial comes on, the whole of Great Britain gets up to put the kettle on. That's millions of kettles boiling all at the same time. That's Pumped Storage in action, supplying power on demand! 

But that's Pumped Storage running on coal,and coal was always ON, but renewables are INTERMITTENT. That flips the table... so we will have to flip it back. For that to be feasible, we must flip the dilemma of renewables being intermittent... Renewables must always be ON!

Pumped Storage has the role of a battery, but can we flip Pumped Storage to become a supplier, a power manager. It will need a re-think, a re-flip. It's almost an absurdity that Pumped Storage could flip around from being energy storage to energy management… but there it is, it's my challenge.

How does one go from a docile energy storage system to an inspired energy management system?

To recap, Pumped Storage is first charged overnight using coal, and generates electricity at peak times throughout the day. Let's flip-it by generating first.  Instead of Pumped Storage as a battery, let's give it the power to be a provider... flip it. 

Let the first action be hydro generating power. Well, you can't do that. Pumped Storage doesn't work like that. The upper water reservoir is empty. So first we have to pump water up to charge it. For this design, it is only necessary once, just the first time. Now we have the water ready to make hydropower.

This is quite the opposite of traditional Pumped Storage. We just flipped it... now what.

We release the water and use the power generated, to run the system. And this next step is going to be counterintuitive. We use that hydro energy just created to pump the water back up. 

So the first hydro turbine generates power, and we use that energy to drive a second turbine to pump the water straight back up. And create a never-ending hydro water loop.

And you ask, why? But I am giving you a CONCEPT. Is a circular hydro loop possible?I'm not asking if it is practical, just feasible. Yes, of course you can, but why?

The point is, now you can see the concept. Better than that, you can now picture hydro water in a loop, cycling continuously without stopping. Can you now imagine the benefits of water moving in a continuous hydro loop?

Water falls down to generate power, it pumps it straight back up, it repeats, it is in a cycle. Water in a hydro loop cycle, in a continuous flow is always ON, and that's the concept. There will be energy losses, but taking that into account, we have set up a hydro water loop.

We now have the option to use wind and solar at any time, to pump water up. This shifts the role of TIME enabling the option to refill with intermittent power, and be on track to produce baseload.

Flip-it. The idea conveys what is possible. Water in a continuous hydro loop. 

Now that I have told you the concept, you can even build it, but you wouldn't because this design is really inefficient. I have not revealed the secret design but have explained the CONCEPT. The CONCEPT of a continuously running hydro water loop.

21st Century Pumped Storage reshapes itself to manage the intermittency of renewables with renewable energy management.


Changing renewable intermittency into renewable baseload reliability with long renewable energy storage.


Thank you for watching.