Lake Cethana named as first pumped hydro project

Lake Cethana, near Moina in north west Tasmania, has been selected as renewable energy generator Hydro Tasmania’s preferred pumped hydro site and it will now progress to final feasibility stage.

The announcement comes as part of a major step forward for Tasmania’s renewable energy ambitions, unveiled today (15th Dec) by the Tasmanian and Australian Governments.

Hydro Tasmania welcomed the Prime Minister, Tasmanian Premier and Federal and State Energy Ministers to Trevallyn Power Station to announce a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two governments.

The MoU outlines a shared path forward and further certainty for progressing Marinus Link, the new 1500MW interconnector between Tasmania and mainland Australia, and the Cethana pumped hydro and hydropower upgrade opportunities in the existing portfolio that form the Battery of the Nation.

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