WHAT WE DO

At North Harbour Clean Energy, we are focussing on proven methods of providing utility-scale storage technologies: Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES) and grid-scale Batteries

We believe storage will play a critical and early role in decarbonising the electricity system and reducing global carbon emissions.

 

Although renewable sources such as wind and solar will assist society’s efforts to decarbonise, these technologies rely on ideal conditions. This makes energy supply unpredictable and means that the future supply of energy will be inconsistent, and their output is non-coincident with demand. As legacy assets such as coal-fired generators retire, energy storage will be essential in capturing renewable generation and re-distributing it during the times of the day when it’s needed most.

 

Energy storage allows for renewable energy to be stored and dispatched at times when the sun isn’t shining, and the wind isn’t blowing. Rather than shifting energy between places – energy storage allows us to shift energy between times. 

 

North Harbour Clean Energy will be a long-term generator in the National Electricity Market, operating a network of PHES and grid-scale battery projects currently under various stages of progress.

Generation

North Harbour Clean Energy will be a long-term generator in the National Electricity Market (NEM), operating a network of PHES and grid-scale assets which are currently under various stages of progress. These assets are expected to provide around 600MW or 4,800MWH of long duration energy storage to the National Electricity Market.

Research & Development

North Harbour Clean Energy and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have launched a jointly owned company focussed on further improving the cost and efficiency of VRFBs. The research and development by NHCE and UNSW are being led by Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, who invented the technology in Australia at UNSW in the 1980s.

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