Project

Central West Pumped Hydro

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
Central West Pumped Hydro

The Central West Pumped Storage Hydro Project is a proposed energy storage facility to be located in Yetholme, between Bathurst and Lithgow in the Central West region of NSW. The proposed site is adjacent to the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone.

The project is expected to have a total output of 325 megawatts, with an eight-hour, 2,600 megawatt-hour storage capacity. The reservoir will be three gigalitres in capacity. Transmission will be via the Transgrid network. 

Key Dates

Jul 2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Jul 2025 Expected Construction Completion

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2021 ATCO acquired the rights to develop the project from Altura Group.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
Resources
Media releases
2021/02/01