Note on the pumped storage potential of the Onslow-Manorburn depression, New Zealand
Bardsley, W.E. (2005). Note on the pumped storage potential of the Onslow-Manorburn depression, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology (NZ), 44(2), 131-135.
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The Onslow-Manorburn depression in the South Island of New Zealand has possibility for development as the upper reservoir of the world's largest pumped storage scheme, as measured by an energy storage capacity of 10,200 GWh of realisable potential energy. This would more than triple the total national hydro-power energy storage capacity. It is envisaged that the scheme could either operate on a seasonal cycle or act as a passive energy reserve to buffer existing hydro-power capacity against the effect of dry years.
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