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From gold to green in Central Queensland.

Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project

In a world-first in renewable energy, this innovative project involves the conversion of a disused gold mine into a pumped storage hydroelectric power generation facility.

This natural battery storage facility has the potential to generate up to 250 megawatts of rapid response, flexible power to Australia’s National Electricity Market. 

This is a vital project for the state and Australia to make sure future generations have access to reliable, cost-effective and clean energy.

The project is being led by Genex Power and along with requiring the conversion of two existing mine pits into reservoirs, involves the construction of significant underground infrastructure. This includes a large powerhouse cavern and waterway shafts and tunnels to allow the transfer of water between the upper and lower reservoirs to generate power during peak periods and return water back to the upper reservoir during off peak periods.

  • Customer
    Genex Power Ltd
  • Location
    North Queensland
  • Specialisation
    Tunnelling

    Pumped hydro & firming
  • Start
    2021
  • End
    TBC
The project is led by Genex Power, Australia’s leading renewable energy and storage company.
The project is creating 800 jobs and will be a gamechanger for the clean energy industry worldwide, as it is an entirely new approach to large-scale energy storage.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

John Holland pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.