- Renewable Energy Hub
Renewable Energy Hub
Yancoal Australia Ltd is currently investigating diversification opportunities, including investment in other energy related projects, to create a sustainable long-term business. The Stratford Mining Complex (SMC) has been identified as an ideal location to establish a renewable energy hub post-mining. The beneficial post-mining land use has the potential to provide continued investment in the Gloucester Valley.
Existing Mining Operations
The SMC is an existing open cut coal mining complex located 95 kilometers north of Newcastle in the Gloucester Valley. It began operating in 1995 and is now scheduled to finish in 2024 and closure planning has commenced.
The proposed Stratford Renewable Energy Hub (SREH) includes a:
- Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (3600MW hrs over a 12 hour cycle)
- Solar Farm Facility (330MW initial capacity)
The SREH would be developed on and adjacent to the SMC on Yancoal-owned land. The centrepiece of the SREH is the Pumped Hydro Energy Storage which would utilise the mine's existing dams and water stocks as a lower reservoir and backup water supply and storage.
The Pumped Hydro Energy Storage would provide on demand, dispatchable power into the grid at peak times or when the energy generated by other renewable energy sources is unavailable.
The "behind the meter" Solar Farm Facility would provide a portion of the energy to recharge the Pumped Hydro during daylight hours when there is excess renewable electricity already in the grid.
To learn more about the Stratford Renewable Energy Hub project please download the Scoping Report below
|Stratford Renewable Energy Hub - Scoping Report November 2023||6.9mb||17/11/23|
Please click the link below to download the latest Stratford Renewable Energy Hub Fact Sheet
|Stratford Renewable Energy Hub - Fact Sheet November 2023||1.8mb||23/11/2021|