What is the MRPH Project?
The Mount Rawdon Pumped Hydro (MRPH) Project (the Project) is being developed by a joint venture comprising Mount Rawdon Operations Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Evolution Mining), the owners and operators of the Mount Rawdon Gold Mine, and an investor group managed by ICA Partners.
The Project involves repurposing the pit void created by the current Mount Rawdon open-cut gold mine which will be used as the lower reservoir. A new upper reservoir will then be excavated into the hill. The upper and lower reservoirs will be connected by an underground tunnel/waterway and powerhouse. The Project’s purpose is to provide Queensland with low-cost, large-scale energy storage, and to support a more reliable energy system, reducing the risk of blackouts and electricity price volatility.
The proposed Project comprises: