Feasibility studies on the Hydro 2.0 project in Kidston and a hydroelectric power station at Burdekin Falls Dam, both in north Queensland, Australia, have indicated that these projects are viable. The studies confirmed that there are no technical difficulties with these projects.
Mark Bailey, Minister for Energy, Biofuels, and Water Supply, confirmed that a Burdekin Falls Hydro Power Station could be built on the existing dam without impacting the water releases from the dam and with minimal environmental impact. He said: “Stanwell, which owns and operates several hydroelectric power stations across Queensland, will now prepare a detailed business case for the construction and operation to be completed by July 2018. Subject to outcomes of the business case, construction will commence in 2020.”