Bowen Pumped Hydroelectric Energy Storage

Bowen Pumped Hydroelectric Energy Storage

148°20'41.8"E
21°07'29.8"S

1400

MW

Generation

11,375

MWh

Storage

2027

Stage 1

Commercial Operation

1400

Generation

11,375

Storage

2027

Commercial Operation

Overview

Pre-feasibility completed in 2021
Battery
Hydro

Battery of the North

As the core of the proposed Bowen Renewable Energy Hub, the Bowen pumped hydro will provide large-scale dispatchable power in Central Queensland.

The long-duration energy storage combined with grid strength and stability services will be key in the transition to intermittent renewable energy generation, keeping the grid stable and wholesale electricity prices low when the Central Queensland coal-fired power stations are decommissioned, commencing in 2028. 

Location

QLD
148°20'41.8"E
21°07'29.8"S
2000 Ha

Overview

Pre-feasibility completed in 2021
Battery
Hydro

Battery of the North

Battery of the North

As the core of the proposed Bowen Renewable Energy Hub, the Bowen pumped hydro will provide large-scale dispatchable power in Central Queensland.

The long-duration energy storage combined with grid strength and stability services will be key in the transition to intermittent renewable energy generation, keeping the grid stable and wholesale electricity prices low when the Central Queensland coal-fired power stations are decommissioned, commencing in 2028. 

Location

QLD
2000 Ha
21°07'29.8"S
148°20'41.8"E
Stage 1 (MW / MWh)

900 / 7000

Stage 2 (MW / MWh)

500 / 3475

Upsize Opportunity

24,000

MWh

Stage 1 Capital Estimate

$1.62bn

(AUD)

Jobs During Construction

1,200

Stage 1 (MW / MWh)

900 / 7000

Stage 2 (MW / MWh)

500 / 3475

Upsize Opportunity

24,000

MWh

Stage 1 Capital Estimate

$1.62bn

(AUD)

Jobs During Construction

1,200

Project
References

Project References

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Bulletin

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