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Hydro storage for New England

The Oven Mountain Pumped Hydro Energy Storage project is a 600MW development set to play a key role in transitioning our power grid towards renewable, affordable energy. It is being developed by OMPS Pty Ltd in partnership with Alinta Energy.

Using mature, long-life technology, the project will provide the flexibility and network services required to stabilise the grid and drive wholesale energy prices down. It is a perfect complement to wind and solar, allowing excess electricity to be stored and later used when it is needed most.


Oven Mountain, NSW

On privately owned land between Armidale and Kempsey in regional New South Wales, the project is strategically located near the state’s transmission backbone and in the New England Renewable Energy Zone.


OMPS is in partnership with Alinta Energy

We have partnered with Alinta Energy to co-develop this project. Alinta Energy has over 20 years’ experience in the energy industry and boasts over 1 million gas and electricity retail customers. With its purpose to make energy more affordable for its customers, Alinta Energy is Australia’s fastest growing retailer on the east coast. Alinta serves over 600,000 households and businesses in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland and has a staff base of over 800. Alinta Energy brings exceptional strength and credibility to the project development.

project funding

This Project received funding from ARENA as part of ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program.

The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Australia Government, and the Australian Government does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.