Hydropower / Pumped Hydro Energy StorageProject OMPS New England PHES Benefits Study
Report: Pumped Hydro Energy Storage: Renewable Energy Zone and Network Benefits Assessment (PDF 9MB)
This final report investigates the benefits of pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) in the New England region of NSW and forms part of the broader Oven Mountain PHES project feasibility study that is being funded under the NSW Emerging Energy Program.
The Oven Mountain Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project (or the Project) uses mature and tested technology to provide long-duration storage and flexible dispatchable renewable generation.
The Project has received support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) Advancing Renewables Program to undertake a study analysing the benefits of a PHES facility on the development of the New England REZ in northern NSW.