Solar Citizens Welcomes Borumba Hydro Feasibility Announcement
8 June: Solar Citizens welcomes Borumba Hydro feasibility announcement
Solar Citizens today celebrates the Queensland government’s announcement that they’ll be investigating new pumped hydro in Queensland at the Borumba dam.
The community group says investing in pumped hydro is essential as the grid transitions.
“Investing in clean energy storage like pumped hydro is kicking the energy transition into the next gear – it means we can utilise cheap solar energy all day and night,” said Ellen Roberts, Solar Citizens’ National Director.
“Queenslanders are world leaders in the uptake of rooftop solar, but we’re starting to see cheap solar energy going to waste during certain times of the year because it’s not all getting used.
“Renewable storage options like pumped hydro and big batteries are smart investments that soak up excess solar energy during the day, making the most of cheap solar energy and ensuring grid stability.
“Diversifying Queensland’s energy assets is exactly what energy experts have been calling for in the wake of the Callide C coal-fired power station fire.
“We look forward to a full assessment of the project’s environmental impacts.”
Media contact: Ellen Roberts 0408 583 694