The NSW Government is helping to drive a major transformation of the State’s energy system, with new and innovative technology changing the way we generate and store electricity. Pumped hydro energy storage is “nature’s battery” and its ability to act as a long-term bulk storage facility, while delivering many of the grid regulating functions similarly provided by coal-fired power stations, makes it a critical part of the future energy system.
Pumped Hydro Roadmap
- Case studies
- Opportunity maps
- Regulatory Guidance
- Best practice tips to streamline your project
Energy and storage using WaterNSW’s infrastructure
WaterNSW ran an Expression of Interest (EOI) process that sought proposals from the private sector to develop energy and storage projects on 38 state-owned dams. The EOI received 65 commercial opportunities. WaterNSW has selected a shortlist for further investigation.