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Whyalla Greensteel Pumped Hydro

After purchasing the Arrium Steelworks in Whyalla and a controlling interest in the Australian battery maker Zen Energy, GFG Alliance has announced plans to install 1,000 MW of dispatchable renewable energy in and around Whyalla together with a 100 MWh lithium-ion battery to be built in Port Augusta.

The project is to include a 120 MW / 600 MWh of pumped hydro facility at a disused iron ore mine pit in the Middleback Range is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

Company: GFC Alliance

Capacity (MW): 120

Status: Planned

Start Year: 2020

Technology: Hydro

Fuel: Hydro

Source of Information: GFC Alliance press release (October 2017)

Location

  • Lincoln Highway
    Middleback Range, South Australia 5600
    Australia