EDF has acquired the Dungowan pumped hydro energy storage project (Dungowan PHES) in New South Wales, Australia. It is set to co-develop the project with the assistance of Australian owned companies Mirus Energy and Energy Estate.

Located in the New England Renewable Energy Zone, the Dungowan PHES is proposed to have a capacity of 300MW for up to 10 hours of energy storage and will be located downstream of the existing Dungowan dam.

“The acquisition and joint development of the project is testimony to EDF’s continued commitment to develop critical, clean energy infrastructure in Australia,” commented James Katsikas, EDF Australia CEO. “We’re particularly looking forward to working with all local stakeholders to ensure the project is a model of sustainable development and a source of real pride for the region.”