Featuring an innovative approach to integrating solar power and low-cost energy storage, Kidston is set to be the world’s first co-located solar pumped storage hydropower plant. Located in an abandoned gold mine in Queensland, Australia, once complete it will deliver ‘Renewable Energy on Tap’. ANDRITZ is supplying the electro-mechanical equipment for the pumped storage hydro elements of this ground-breaking new project.
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250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project
Genex Power’s Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) is the company’s flagship project encompassing the Kidston Clean Energy Hub. K2-Hydro is sized at 250MW and can operate continuously for 8 hours (2000MWh) – acting essentially as a giant water battery. Once operational, K2-Hydro will be maintained and operated by EnergyAustralia under an Energy Storage Services Agreement for up to 30 years.
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ASX-listed renewables developer Genex Power has signed an innovative 20-year deal for Tesla Motors Australia to operate its A$55m–$60m (US$39m–$43m) merchant Bouldercombe Battery in Queensland, while parent Tesla will provide a corporate guarantee for a minimum base revenue for the first eight years.
US company Tesla has its sights set on central Queensland for an energy project and, in a first for Australia, will provide long-term financial support. Genex, the company behind the Bouldercombe battery project, says it also has contracts for Elon Musk’s Tesla to supply a large, 50-megawatt battery and will use their algorithm-powered bidding system to sell power.