Innovative pumped storage hydro design by Entura beats expectations

4 May 2016

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has developed an innovative design for Genex Power’s Kidston Pumped Storage Hydropower Project in North Queensland, Australia.

Following an extensive project optimisation process, Entura and project partner HydroChina produced a design that has the potential to increase the plant’s head and peaking generation capacity of the project to a maximum of 450 MW over a 5-6 hour period, beating earlier expectations.

"The new design provides the lowest cost per MW of installed capacity and presents the lowest operating and environmental risk,” said Genex Power Managing Director Michael Addison. “Clever thinking and commercial focus has delivered an optimal design solution to maximise the potential of our project.”

Read more on Entura's website.

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Released by Samantha Meyer (03) 6230 5746; samantha.meyer@hydro.com.au

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