Striking gold on job front

Open-cut mine west of cairns set to unleash treasures on region as work kicks into gear a repurposed open-cut gold mine west of Cairns is set to deliver a jobs boom as major earth, electrical and mechanical works hit top gear following a construction start of the Kidston pumped hydro project’s upper reservoir.

International Journal on Hydropower & Dams Issue 2, 2022: The global renaissance of pumped storage

In order to succeed in changing to a sustainable energy supply and also achieve climate protection goals, we have to build hydropower plants and also wind and solar farms all over the world. However, as wind turbines and solar cells don’t provide a regular supply of electricity, electrical energy storage devices will be needed on a large scale. Technologies like lithium-ion batteries alone will not suffice.

Andritz Annual Report 2021: Success Story Hydro – Solar Gold

In order to succeed in changing to a sustainable energy supply and also achieve climate protection goals, we have to build hydropower plants and also wind and solar farms all over the world. However, as wind turbines and solar cells don’t provide a regular supply of electricity, electrical energy storage devices will be needed on a large scale. Technologies like lithium-ion batteries alone will not suffice.

Andritz Hydro News

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.

Tesla in revenue guarantee for Bouldercombe battery

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.