Battery of the Nation and Marinus Link factsheet

Department of the Environment and Energy

Energy storage is an increasingly important part of our electricity system as it allows us to ensure energy is always available even when the sun and wind are not. Pumped hydro is the most common and most mature form of this energy storage.

Dispatchable power can be added into the market to balance electricity supply and demand. Pumped hydro, including Snowy 2.0 and Battery of the Nation, can help us deliver a more reliable energy system, reducing the risk of blackouts and electricity price volatility.