Baroota is a 250MW hydro power project. It is planned on Baroota creek river/basin in South Australia, Australia. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 250 250 Permitting South Australia, Australia Rise Renewables; UPC AC Renewables Australia


The project is being developed and currently owned by Rise Renewables and UPC AC Renewables Australia. The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 51% respectively.

Baroota is a pumped storage project. The penstock length will be 1,200m. The penstock diameter will be 6m. The project is expected to generate 2,000 MWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $700m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 125MW nameplate capacity.

The project has 2 electric generators that will be installed at the project site.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.


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