Kidston Pumped Storage Hydropower Project is a 250MW hydro power project. It is planned on Copperfield river/basin in Queensland, Australia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2021 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Genex Power. Genex Power and Electric Power Development are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 92.3% and 7.7% respectively.

Kidston Pumped Storage Hydropower Project is a pumped storage project. The gross head of the project will be 218m. The project is expected to generate 2,000 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2021. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to EnergyAustralia under a power purchase agreement for a period of 30 years.

Contractors involved

John Holland Group and McConnell Dowell are expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

Andritz Hydro will be the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company is expected to provide 2 units of pump turbines, each with 125MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro is expected to supply 2 electric generators for the project.

Andritz Hydro, John Holland Group and McConnell Dowell are expected to be contracted for rendering of operations & maintenance services for the project.

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About Genex Power

Genex Power Ltd (Genex) is a renewable energy and storage company. It develops and operates pumped storage hydro, large-scale battery, and solar and wind projects. The company through Kidston Clean Energy hub focuses on integration of large-scale solar projects with pumped storage hydro. Genex’s other projects include Bouldercombe battery project (BBP), Jemalong solar project and Bulli Creek clean energy. It has operations across New South Wales and Queensland. Genex is headquartered in Sydney, North South Wales, Australia.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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