Project

Bells Mountain pumped hydro

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning
Bells Mountain pumped hydro

The proposed Bells Mountain pumped hydo project will be located near Muswellbrook in NSW, approximately 11 kilimoteres north of the Liddell Power Station. The project will provide 250MW of capacity.

Key Dates

2027 Expected Construction Completion

PROJECT HISTORY

2019 AGL secured an option over the project.
2019 AGL and Idemitsu Australia Resources commenced the preliminary engineering study to determine technical feasibility, provide cost estimates for both construction and operation, and assess the required planning and approval processes.
Apr 2021 AGL and Idemitsu Australia Resources announced that the preliminary feasibility studies are nearing completion. The detailed feasibility work, including targeted geotechnical drilling, detailed design, contractor engagement, and environmental approvals process was set to begin next.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not listed
Resources
Media releases
2021/04/19
2019/02/07