Snowy Hydro 2.0 gets $8 million funding boost
ARENA is finalising details on the injection of funding with Snowy Hydro Ltd.
The total spend on the planning phase will be $29 million and be completed before the end of the year.
Extensive drilling and analysis is already underway on the western side of the mountains around Tumut.
In its first stage of construction, the project will see a 2000MW of underground generation and 29 km of tunnels between existing reservoirs in the Snowy Mountains region.
Under the agreement with ARENA, Snowy will provide information on future trends for pumped hydro and energy demand, as well as the latest information on technology such as reversible pumps or variable load generation.
This information will help the potential next wave of pumped hydro projects, such as the nine pumped projects being examined in Tasmania. ■