Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project


The Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Far North Queensland is an innovative project that involves the world-first conversion of a disused gold mine into a pumped-storage hydroelectric power generation facility.

The first-of-its-kind natural battery storage facility has the potential to generate up to 250MW of rapid response, flexible power to Australia’s National Electricity Market. Along with requiring the conversion of two existing mine pits into reservoirs, the project involves the construction of significant underground infrastructure.

The Viking solution

Viking Industrial’s Sales Team has supplied the project with a 1250kVA prime generator and 10,000L fuel cell to power the accommodation camp during the construction phase. Once mains power is connected, the generator will serve as backup power to be utillised as needed.

Project Info

Hydroelectric Energy
Genex Power Limited
Project Value
Start Date
April 2021
Expected completion 2024
Kidston, Far North QLD
Site Name

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