Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Pumped hydro projects unveiled as Tasmania bids to be 'battery of the nation’

Pumped hydro projects generating energy at twice the scale of the much-vaunted Snowy 2.0 scheme will be identified across Tasmania on Wednesday, with modelling suggesting the proposal could deliver thousands of jobs between now and 2028.
Tasmania plans to double its renewable energy
capacity by developing pumped hydro storage.
The Turnbull and Hodgman governments will confirm that 14 pumped hydro sites have been earmarked across the state with a combined potential generation capacity of up to 4,800 megawatts.

The projects add to Tasmania’s “battery of the nation” concept – a plan to double the state’s renewable energy capacity by developing pumped hydro energy storage, building windfarms and upgrading existing generation assets.


Read the story by Katharine Murphy from The Guardian - “Pumped hydro projects unveiled as Tasmania bids to be 'battery of the nation’.”

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