What is the MRPHProject?
The Mt Rawdon Pumped Hydro (MRPH) Project (the Project) proposes to repurpose the existing Mt Rawdon Gold Mine to create a pumped hydro electricity generation and storage facility. The Project’s purpose is to provide Queensland with low cost, large scale renewable energy storage, and to support a more reliable energy system, reducing the risk of blackouts and electricity price volatility.
The Project is being developed by a joint venture comprising Mt Rawdon Operations Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Evolution Mining), the owners and operators of the Mt Rawdon Gold Mine, and an investor group managed by ICA Partners. The joint venture is currently undertaking a feasibility study into the potential for a pumped hydro facility. The Project will store energy for use during peak morning and evening hours. The Project is located within, and adjacent to, the Mt Rawdon Gold Mine, and will comprise the following components: