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

green icon of energy resource solar cell wind fossil fuel sun nuclear hot spring on blue and black t20 A30N0P e1669727482133 Hydrostor's Compressed Air Energy Storage Selected as Preferred Option by Transgrid to Provide Back-up Electricity for Broken Hill, New South Wales

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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