Keeping the Lights On®

Our vision is to play a key role in decarbonising the planet using technology. We will keep the lights on through the delivery of 100% renewable energy that will power industry and energy networks 24/7.

Hydro Power 2.0 - Pumped Hydro Re-imagined

We have re-imagined pumped hydro projects and created Hydro Power 2.0 innovation which we use to design next generation pumped hydro renewables projects.

Financial viability is solved. This means the wait for government funding is over, pumped hydro projects become bankable, and private capital is unlocked. Pumped hydro is the backbone of renewables and globally, pumped hydro projects must be supported. We use our technology to optimise pumped hydro projects. This means the ROI is improved and the pay back period is reduced, putting pumped hydro investment opportunities firmly back on the radar of investors.

Pumped hydro is re-imagined. Hydro Power 2.0 means we have something new and ground breaking to share with the hydro power industry. We have created a renewables ecosystem we call a Superhybrid™ . This combines a range of renewables technologies – with hydro power providing deep storage – to not only generate green energy 24/7 and 365 days but optimise every green electron generated for financial performance. This function is managed by our AESOP technology. AESOP is AI innovation that will determine the best use of green energy generated given contractual arrangements to supply green energy and green hydrogen and opportunities available by providing energy to the grid.

Private and public pumped hydro facilities benefit. These are exciting times for the global renewables industry. We encourage all hydro power industry participants – both public and private – to make contact and let us demonstrate the value we can add to pumped hydro projects.

Our 4 Pillars

Technology

Hydro Power 2.0 – pumped hydro optimisation has taken a quantum leap. Our AESOP technology utilises historical, current live, and forecast data in its decision-making matrix. The combination of this data being fed into AESOP allows it to accurately optimise the usage of the incoming energy it receives to attune to the current demands within contestable wholesale markets whilst accounting for future commitments.

Environment

Sunshine Hydro cares a great deal about the preservation of the environment in which we all share and will maintain constant vigilance on all projects during design, construction, and operation. We will work with specialist conservation groups to map out an environmental conservation program and strategy in all areas in which we conduct project activities.

Community

Sunshine Hydro is mindful of the community impact its projects will potentially have and is deliberate in its intention that any impact will be significantly positive. Sunshine Hydro considers local community members and First Nations People to be stakeholders who are equal in importance to all other stakeholders.

Economics

Sunshine Hydro significantly improves the financial viability of renewables projects. Often projects around the world are waiting for government funding to proceed. With Sunshine Hydro’s innovation, the wait is over. Project profitability increases and the pay-back period reduces to the extent projects are able to attract private funding.

Sunshine Hydro fuses the timelessness of nature, leading edge technology, and the spirit of community. Sunshine Hydro has been formed as an organisation that combines the renewable energy provided by nature with technology that will continuously evolve for the benefit of people and their communities. This is as true today as it will be in 2050.

How we Create Value

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Our Clients

Sunshine Hydro is able to demonstrate value for public utility organisations and private project owners from all around the world.

  • Dedicated Consultant
  • New and Existing Facilities
  • Personalized Solutions 
  • Client Engagement


Public Utilities

AESOP optimises operations to maximise productivity gains for the shared benefit of key stakeholders and customers of public utilities.

Privately Owned Facilities

AESOP can present clear evidence of maximised operational and investor returns in privately owned projects. It is key to improving financial viability. For projects waiting on government funding to proceed, an improved forecast rate of return makes the project more attractive to private investors and reduces the need for government funding. Full financial models based on projected 20-year simulations can provide confidence to infrastructure investors and project owners.

Risk Mitigation

Our approach focuses on mitigating and managing risks, and this is reflected in some of AESOP’s key functionality. For instance, AESOP can quantify past and future operational and financial benefits in a low-risk digital twin environment using historical data.

Our Portfolio

Sunshine Hydro takes a portfolio building approach and develops Superhybrid™ renewable energy projects.

Our approach is similar to that of a large real estate developer. We secure land and undertake works to add value to the site and generate income.

 A Superhybrid™ is a new asset class that we have created. The asset value is underpinned by:

  • Land and renewables infrastructure. The project value varies directly with progressive stages of feasibility undertaken. 
  • Income generating potential which extends beyond 50 years once developed. 
  • Multiple revenue streams. A Superhybrid™ will generate revenue from the sale of green energy and green hydrogen. 
  • Strong industry drivers. Demand for green energy and green hydrogen is predicted to grow in the future and the value of  Superhybrid™ outputs will therefore increase over time.

 

We have commenced building our portfolio. To date, we have progressed multiple projects in Australia, and scoped projects around the world.

 Third party projects

We own our own projects and also invite inquiries from third party pumped hydro project owners who are seeking co-investment in their projects. To add value to third party projects, we are able to provide expertise in project management as well as our innovative AESOP software.

Latest News About Pumped Hydro Projects

Community is why we are in business

Technology and economics as ‘how’ we will bring our vision to life. Community and environment are ‘why’ we will bring it to life. Or, more broadly, ‘why’ we are in business. Like in all organisations, ‘why’ is where the passion lies.

The carbon-free base load that isn’t nuclear

The world is facing a perfect storm with scarcity driving up fossil fuel prices just as we need to urgently address our carbon emission targets. So it’s not surprising a debate has developed in Australia about the pros and cons of nuclear power.

AESOP disrupts pumped hydro industry – Improves project profits by over 100%

AESOP (Advanced Energy Storage Optimising Program) is software that enables engineers to accurately model and optimise hybrid renewable energy storage projects.

Sunshine Hydro acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.