"Tasmania is uniquely placed to help lead Australia through its challenging transition towards cleaner sources of energy. Battery of the Nation offers a future that’s clean, reliable and affordable."
- Steve Davy, Hydro Tasmania CEO

Becoming the renewable energy Battery of the Nation


The Battery of the Nation initiative is about setting up a blueprint for how Tasmania's renewable resources are developed over coming decades.

With the support of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Battery of the Nation is advancing studies into projects that if realised, would lock in full energy security for Tasmania, help give Tasmanians access to the lowest possible power prices and deliver reliable, cost-competitive clean energy.

By boosting our hydropower system including with pumped hydro energy storage, further developing the state’s world-class wind power, and with more interconnection, Tasmania could also significantly grow its contribution to a future NEM (National Electricity Market).

Battery of the Nation is about putting Tasmania first:

  • Assuring our island’s energy security
  • Giving Tasmanians access to the lowest possible power prices
  • Boosting the state’s economy (investment, development & jobs)

Tasmania can help Australia’s transition to a low-emissions future, by providing:

  • A huge energy storage system
  • Reliable, cost-effective renewable energy when it is needed

Click here for more information about Battery of the Nation including fact sheets and FAQs.

A quick look at the Battery of the Nation


The shift in Australia’s energy market towards more renewables is creating significant opportunity for Tasmania to play a leading role - delivering clean, affordable energy for our state and the nation, and generating development and employment opportunities for Tasmania.

The Battery of the Nation initiative is looking at: 

Tasmanian future state NEM analysis

Building and testing models of a future Tasmanian energy landscape and the expanded role Tasmania could play in the future NEM.

Pumped hydro energy storage assessment

Completing an assessment of the highest potential pumped hydro energy storage opportunities for Tasmania, to significantly boost the state’s hydropower capacity.

Hydropower system improvement

An assessment of projects that will improve and optimise our existing hydropower generation including the Tarraleah Power Scheme and Gordon Power Station.

BotN timeline

More information

Check out our frequently asked questions page and download fact sheets about our Battery of the Nation initiative.

Industry enquiries

The Battery of the Nation is still in its early stages but we anticipate that as the initiative progresses, there will be opportunity for providing services to our projects.

We encourage you to check back for web site updates on the Battery of the Nation initiative.

If you would like to contact us about the project, please send us an email.

Get in touch

Would you like to know more about the Battery of the Nation? Are you interested in receiving a briefing on the initiative or would like more regular information? We are happy to provide information to you, or come and talk to you. Simply get in touch with us via phone or email.

Phone     1300 360 441

Email icon-dark     batteryofthenation@hydro.com.au
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