Sites for pumped hydro energy storage
Fig. 1. A pumped hydro energy storage installation.
Energy storage is important in securing the stability of an electricity grid. Pumped hydro
energy storage, or PHES, could have a huge impact upon the Australian electricity grid.
The great majority of energy storage installed globally is PHES. This project focuses upon
the resource potential within Australia and other countries. This work searches for pairs
of dams with an altitudinal difference of more than 300 m, and excludes residential areas,
national parks and other sensitive places.
We have published an atlas for South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory, with other Australian States and Territories to follow.
Atlas by State/Territory