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.
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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’.”