Oven Mountain pumped hydro gets critical infrastructure status

THE New South Wales state government has fast-tracked the development of the Oven Mountain pumped hydro project, hoping it will be able to deliver 600 megawatts to the grid before its ageing coal-fire fleet is expected to retire.

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The site, between Armidale and Kempsey, has been selected for its unique topography and features two natural granite reservoirs separated by a height differential of 600 metres, around 2.