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An atlas of pumped hydro energy storage

Stocks, Matthew; Lu, Bin; Anderson, Kirsten; Nadolny, Anna; Blakers, Andrew


Australia has many potential sites for pumped hydro energy storage (PHES). In our initial survey, we have found about 22,000 sites – the State and Territory breakdown is shown in the table below. Each site has an energy storage potential between 1 and 200 Gigawatt hours (GWh). The sites identified so far have a combined energy storage potential of around 67,000 GWh. To put this into perspective, to transition to a 100 per cent renewable electricity system 450 GWh of PHES storage would be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU 100% Renewable Energy (RE100) Group
Date published: 2017
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


File Description SizeFormat Image
PHES Atlas.pdfPHES : Complete atlas7.46 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
PHES Atlas - Figures.pdfPHES : Figures8.71 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
PHES simplified calculator.xlsxPHES : Simplified calculator11.57 kBMicrosoft Excel XML
PHES Press release 20 SEPTEMBER - HYDRO MR.pdfPHES : Press release72.96 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

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