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Further project approvals for Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
17 June, 2019
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Hydro Tasmania sponsorship supports women in engineering
Saturday, June 01, 2019 by Hydro Tasmania has said it is continuing to build its commitment to workplace diversity with the sponsorship of two scholarships to support women in engineering.

Voith wins contract on Snowy 2.0
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by Voith is to equip the Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project in Australia with electrical and mechanical power plant components after signing a contract with the Future Generation...

New pumped storage planned for South Australia as AGL wins development rights
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Australian energy developer AGL has secured the right to develop, own and operate a 250MW pumped storage project at Hillgrove Resources Limited’s Kanmantoo copper mine in...

Salini Impregilo to build Snowy 2.0 in AU$5.1 billion contract
Friday, April 05, 2019 by Salini Impregilo has won a contract valued at AU$5.1 billion (€3.228 billion) for the civil works and electromechanical component of the Snowy 2.0 project, the major new expansion of...

Pumped storage is a ‘game-changer’ for Australia, new research suggests
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by New pumped storage projects planned across Australia could triple the country’s electricity storage capacity, according to a new study by a researcher at The Australian...

Hydro Tasmania reveals three most promising sites for pumped storage
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Hydro Tasmania has revealed the three sites selected for further investigation into their pumped hydro potential, following an examination of 14 sites around Tasmania identified in...

Green light for Snowy 2.0 as Government approves funds
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by The Australian Government has committed up to $1.38 billion in an equity investment for Snowy Hydro’s Snowy 2.0, giving the green light for work to go ahead on the early stages of...

Review for North Queensland dam operations in wake of flooding
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by The Queensland Government has appointed the Inspector General Emergency Management to undertake an independent assessment into the preparedness and response of dam operators to...

Planning approval granted for Snowy 2.0 exploratory works
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Snowy Hydro’s Snowy 2.0 project has hit another significant milestone with the news that the New South Wales Government has given planning approval for the project’s exploratory...

Genex signs offtake agreement with EnergyAustralia for Kidston Pumped Storage
Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Another key milestone has been reached for the Kidston pumped storage project (K2-hydro) as Genex Power Limited confirms it has signed an offtake agreement with EnergyAustralia Pty...

Interconnection would unlock hydro capacity in Tasmania says analysis
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Hydro Tasmania has released analysis which demonstrates that additional Bass Strait interconnection would immediately unlock many hundreds of megawatts of latent dispatchable capacity...

Hells Gates Dam is feasible, says report
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Development of a large dam on the upper Burdekin River at Hells Gates in Queensland is technically and economically feasible, with no major environmental barriers, a $2.2...

Entura named owner’s engineer for Kidston Stage 2
Monday, September 10, 2018 by Genex Power Limited has appointed specialist power and water consulting firm Entura as Owner’s Engineer (OE) for the Kidston Stage 2 projects, comprised of the 250MW Pumped Storage...

Study to look at doubling capacity of Hydro Tasmania’s Tarraleah project
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by One of Tasmania’s oldest hydro schemes could see its capacity more than doubled if a feasibility assessment proves favourable.

Hydro Tasmania sponsoring Women in Engineering Scholarship
Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Hydro Tasmania has been unveiled as a sponsor for Engineers Australia’s Women in Engineering Scholarship.

Australian pumped storage project moves forward
Friday, February 09, 2018 by Australasian renewable energy operator Tilt Renewables has announced that a new 300MW, 1350MWh pumped storage project at Highbury is moving to the approvals phase

Meridian Energy to buy Australian hydro plants
Thursday, December 28, 2017 by Meridian Energy could take over ownership of three hydropower station in Australia following a recent agreement with Trustpower Limited.

Snowy Hydro expansion is feasible says study
Thursday, December 28, 2017 by A feasibility study undertaken by Australian firm Snowy Hydro has confirmed that plans for the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expansion project is both technically and financially feasible,...

Genex secures further funds from ARENA
Friday, November 24, 2017 by Genex Power Limited has secured further Federal Government funding of up to $5 million via a funding agreement with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for the Kidston Stage...

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