Bells Mountain pumped hydro moves to engineering feasibility

AGL’s proposed 250MW pumped hydro project is taking the next step, with AGL and Idemitsu Australia Resources agreeing to undertake an engineering feasibility study for the project at Bells Mountain, near Muswellbrook.

Utility is reporting the agreement follows on from an initial concept study which explored the viability of utilising the void on the Muswellbrook Coal Company (MCC) site, which is no longer being mined and is suitable for the proposed PHES project.

AGL’s Executive General Manager of Group Operations, Doug Jackson, said the proposed project has the potential to create jobs and provide an efficient source of electrical energy to the Hunter region.

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