Pumped hydro projects in SA vie for Federal millions

Three projects in the Upper Spencer Gulf in South Australia will compete for $40 million in federal funding to accelerate the state’s first pumped hydro operation.

The Advertiser is reporting the energy storage projects will be assessed on which can provide the most impact on reducing prices and improving reliability in the electricity grid.

They are:


  • Simec Energy’s $380 million Middleback Ranges project, south of Whyalla.
  • Altura’s $350 million Goat Hill site at Cultana, near Port Augusta, being developed with Delta Electricity and Sunset Power.
  • Rise Renewables and UPC\AC Renewables’ $700 million pumped hydro and solar plan at the Baroota Reservoir in the Southern Flinders, near Port Germein.

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