Silver City Energy Storage would use compressed air energy storage to provide large-scale, long duration energy storage. The project would include:
- two 100-megawatt Turbine/Generator Trains
- an above ground water reservoir with 350 megalitre capacity
- a 250,000-cubic metre underground cavern with air and water shaft, and
- approximately 16 kilometres of high voltage transmission line.
Once operational, the project would provide peak power of 200 megawatt and approximately 1,600 megawatt-hours of energy storage capacity.
|Procuring Agency:||A-CAES NSW|
|Jun 2021||Hydrostar released an Economic Impact Assessment for the project.|
|Aug 2022||A scoping report for the project was submitted to the NSW Government.|
|Sep 2022||The NSW Department of Planning and Environment Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements were issued for the project.|
|Oct 2022||ARENA announced $45 million worth of conditional funding for the project's construction.|
|Sep 2023||The NSW Department of Planning and Environment placed the project's Environmental Impact Statement on public exhibition, closing 16 October.|