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Pumped Hydro Energy Storage

EnergyAustralia South Australian Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES) Feasibility Study

  • $453k

    ARENA Funding

  • $1.02m

    Total Project Value

This project aims to determine the technical and economic feasibility of a seawater PHES plant, located south-west of Port Augusta, in South Australia.

Need

PHES can provide large scale storage to balance the intermittency from various forms of renewable energy. The project has considerable demonstration potential, given the need for balancing generation and other services related to maintaining system stability.

 

Project innovation

The feasibility study will further inform the market on key challenges in deploying PHES in Australia using seawater.

 

Benefit

The application of pumped hydro using sea water could open up a significant opportunity to deploy this form of storage around Australia.

 

 

  • Project basics

    ARENA Program

    Advancing renewables

    Lead Organisation

    Start Date

    Apr 2017

    Project Partners

    Arup Pty Ltd Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI)

    Location

    South Australia

    Status

    Current

Project Basics

ARENA Program

Advancing renewables

Lead Organisation

Start Date

Apr 2017

Project Partners

Arup Pty Ltd Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI)

Location

South Australia

Status

Current

Contact information

Julian Turecek

03 98628 1078

julian.turecek@energyaustralia.com.au

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