Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project
|IAR status||Approved with conditions|
|Description||A 250-megawatt pumped storage hydroelectric power generation facility – the beneficial use of the decommissioned Kidston Gold Mine’s upper and lower pits.|
|Proponent||Genex Power Limited|
|Location/s||Kidston, Queensland approximately 280 km north-west of Townsville. Map|
|Local government/s||Etheridge Shire Council|
The project would act as a natural battery storage, allowing energy to be stored and harnessed on demand and includes the following components:
|27 April 2021||Coordinator-General’s report on project change ( 145 KB) released.|
|24 September 2019||Coordinator-General correspondence to Genex Power Limited ( 306 KB).|
|22 May 2019||Coordinator-General correspondence to Genex Power Limited ( 230 KB).|
|5 April 2019||Coordinator-General’s report on the IAR ( 2.4 MB) release.|
|28 March 2019|
The Coordinator-General accepted the draft IAR as the final IAR. Impact assessment report ( 28 MB), submitted.
Supplementary information to the IAR ( 5.3 MB), submitted.
IAR sections, submitted:
|25 March 2019||The Coordinator-General accepted the draft IAR as the final IAR. The evaluation stage has commenced.|
|11 January 2019||The proponent lodged a draft IAR.|
|28 September 2018||Gazettal ( 250 KB) of 'coordinated project' declaration.|
|28 September 2018||Application, including initial advice statement submitted.|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Last updated: 09 Nov 2021