The hydroelectric plant was installed as part of a $150M upgrade to North Head sewage treatment plant. It works by capturing energy from treated wastewater falling down a 60m shaft and will generate enough energy to power almost 1000 homes for a year.

The plant is one of three new hydroelectric plants the NSW Government is installing in Sydney Water’s water and sewerage networks as part of a $60M investment in renewable energy.

The new plant was built by Sydney Water’s energy partners WorleyParsons and Energetics and supported by the NSW Government’s Climate Change Fund.