Cabinet agrees to more work on Onslow pumped hydro project

Cabinet agrees to more work on Onslow pumped hydro project
Work continues on whether this artificial lake is the answer to NZ's energy future. (Image: NZME)
Ian Llewellyn
Cabinet has approved the Lake Onslow pumped hydro project, moving on to its next stage of potential approval after discarding some other options being considered to deal with the electricity system’s dry-year issues.The New Zealand Battery Project announced the news in an email to stakeholders without fanfare from ministers.The project has been looking at how the electricity system can get through years when the hydro lakes run low as NZ moves closer to 100% renewable electricity generation.The idea is divisive, with critics saying it is...

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