Snowy 2.0 will supercharge the Snowy Scheme’s existing hydro-electric generation and large-scale storage capabilities. The fast-start, on-demand generation of pumped-hydro and Snowy 2.0’s massive storage capacity will be vital as more intermittent, renewable energy sources such as wind and solar come online and coal-fired power stations retire.
Snowy 2.0 will add 2,000 megawatts of energy generation and provide 175 hours of storage for the National Electricity Market (NEM), enough to ensure the stability and reliability of the system during prolonged weather events, such as wind or solar ‘droughts’.
Snowy Hydro have embarked on the exciting Snowy 2.0 project, which will significantly expand the Scheme to meet future energy needs in a changing and increasingly lower emissions economy.
Snowy 2.0 will link the two existing Snowy Scheme dams, Tantangara and Talbingo, through underground tunnels and an underground power station with pumping capabilities.
The project will create up to 2000+ jobs in construction and support up to 5000 jobs across the snowy region, providing opportunities for local businesses, improvements in local infrastructure and increased economic activity
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