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Pumped hydro criticism motivated by commercial self-interest – Woods

Ian Llewellyn
Thu, 18 Nov 2021

Pumped hydro criticism motivated by commercial self-interest – Woods
'They would say that" – energy minister Megan Woods on major players criticism of pumped hydro project. (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Thu, 18 Nov 2021
It is not surprising major players in the electricity sector are casting doubts on the feasibility of a pumped hydro scheme as it may not match their commercial interests, says energy minister Megan Woods.The comments referred to a study commissioned by Meridian Energy and Contact Energy that said the Lake Onslow pumped hydro scheme being considered by the government is the most expensive and risky option to deal with the issues facing the electricity system.Woods told Parliament: “I don't think anyone would be surprised that exi...

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