Oven Mountain pumped hydro scheme for upper Macleay enters EIS phase

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By Jamie Brown
Updated January 26 2022 - 4:01am, first published January 25 2022 - 6:30am
The up and down nature of the Upper Macleay catchment, bisected by power lines, makes it ideally suited to a pumped hydro energy storage project.

A proposed $1.5 billion 600 megawatt battery storage project in the upper Macleay plans to use the power of falling water to take advantage of inexpensive midday power prices and turn that into value-added electricity for peak periods.

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Jamie Brown

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