The Mt Rawdon Pumped Hydro Project is a proposed pumped hydro facility with up to 2,000 megawatts / 20,000 megawatt-hours of capacity. The project is to be located 75 kilometres south-west of Bundaberg, and will repurpose the pit created by the exising Mt Rawdon Gold Mine. The scope of the works includes:
- lower storage - formed by the existing mine pit
- purpose-built upper storage
- waterway tunnels between the two storages
- an underground power station, switchyard and associated access works
- a transmission line and substation to link the project to the existing transmission network
- upgrades or duplication of the existing water pipeline connecting the generation facility to Paradise Dam to enable the first fill of the generation facility, and
- other ancillary works to support delivery.
The project has been proposed by a joint venture between the current owners of the gold mine, Mt Rawdon Operations and ICA Investment Services. The proposed development site falls within Queensland's Central Renewable Energy Zone.
|2025||Expected Construction Commencement|
|2028||Expected Construction Completion|
|2029||Expected Operations/Service Commencement|
|Jun 2022||An initial scoping report was published for the project.|
|Oct 2022||The proposal was declared a coordinated project and instructed to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.|
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Project pagesMt Rawdon Pumped Hydro