Hydrostor’s Compressed Air Energy Storage Selected as Preferred Option by Transgrid to Provide Back-up Electricity for Broken Hill, New South Wales

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Takeaways:

  • Hydrostor Australia Holding Pty Ltd announced that the 200MW/1,500MWh Silver City Energy Storage Centre is the preferred option to provide back-up power supply for the city of Broken Hill.
  • This solution will provide equivalent reliability, scale, duration, and operating life as pumped hydro storage, but with greater siting flexibility and utilizing up to 10x less water and 20x less land.
  • Silver City has the capability of storing up to 200 MW of generation to meet peak demand.

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