Sydney, Feb 16, 2017 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Genex Power Limited (ASX:GNX) (Genex or Company) welcomes the Joint Media Release today from the office of The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP Prime Minister and The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy which states in part:

"The Turnbull Government has reaffirmed its strong commitment to energy security by providing $54 million from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to support a large-scale solar development with the potential for pumped hydro storage.

Developing storage technology for renewables is important for stabilising the grid as electricity can still be used when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing.

The solar development will take place at Genex Power's Kidston Renewable Energy Hub, 270km north-west of Townsville.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has provided $4 million for a study into the next phase, a 250 MW pumped hydro-storage project.

Co-locating a large-scale solar farm with a large-scale pumped hydro storage project will be an Australian first…"

To view the full Joint Media Release, please visit:
http://abnnewswire.net/lnk/47Q58A5W




About Genex Power Ltd

Genex Power ASX:GNXGenex Power Limited (ASX:GNX) is a power generation development company listed on the ASX. The Company is focused on innovative clean energy generation and electricity storage solutions which deliver attractive commercial returns for shareholders. Following Financial Close of the first phase 50MW Kidston Solar Project (KSP1), the Company’s focus is now on the development of its Stage 2 Projects comprising a 250MW Pumped Storage Hydro Project (PSHP) and the integrated 270MW Kidston Solar Project (KSP2) located at Genex’s Kidston Renewable Energy-Hub in Northern Queensland.

     


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Michael Addison
Managing Director
Tel: +61-2-9993-4411
Email: ma@genexpower.com.au

Simon Kidston
Executive Director
Tel: +61-2-9993-4443
Email: sk@genexpower.com.au



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