Critics say Onslow is essentially dead, despite ongoing work

Critics say Onslow is essentially dead, despite ongoing work
Tussock stretching to the water's edge at Lake Onslow. (Image: Fish & Game NZ)
Ian Llewellyn
Some critics of the proposed Onslow pumped hydro scheme say yesterday’s announcement that work would continue on the project was in fact a death sentence.Energy minister Megan Woods yesterday said the New Zealand Battery Project would continue to work on the next phase of the Onslow scheme, alongside a suite of other measures that could be a feasible alternative.The battery project is looking at how to address the dry-year issue. That relates to how the electricity system will cope, as it moves closer to 100% renewable generation when the...

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