Hydro-solar plant to be built on Liddell coal station site.
A renewable solar-hydro energy plant to be built on the Liddell coal-fired power station site in the NSW Upper Hunter is being hailed as an investment in economic opportunity and livability in the region.
AGL, which operates the soon-to-close Liddell site, has engaged Australian energy firm RayGen to develop the new plant, which will harness mirror-style, solar-charging technologies to store energy in water reservoirs.
The plant will run in conjunction with a battery storage facility, which AGL also intends to build on the Liddell site.
“It’s a great utilisation of existing strengths in terms of the proposal to use the transmission networks that the Hunter has,” Joe James from the Hunter Joint Organisation said.
9 June 2021