Licence lodged for Port Augusta pumped hydro

Plans to build a 230MW pumped hydro station near Port Augusta have been advanced  after the developers lodged a licence for the $410 million project.

The Advertiser is reporting that the Essential Services Commission of SA has received an application for an electricity generation licence for the Goat Hill project, 12km west of Port Augusta.

The proposed project, being built by Delta Electricity together with Altura Group, in a conglomerate called Pumped Hydro SA, will feature two 115MW turbines.

According to Altura’s website, construction work had originally been slated to begin in the second half of last year and the project completed in 2020.

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