South Australia has many potential sites for pumped hydro energy storage (PHES). The number of upper storage sites provides some confidence that there will be a good number of technically feasible PHES sites in SA. Site searching and development of a PHES cost model are being explored as part of an ARENA funded project.
The South Australia pumped hydro energy storage atlas is available within the global atlas, as is a press release summarising the work.
Our work has been featured by ABC News, The Advertiser and the Minister for the Environment and Energy.
The image above shows possible PHES locations near Port Pirie, SA.