Sunshine Hydro is developing a portfolio of Superhybrids which are a class of green assets incorporating existing technologies of pumped hydro and hydrogen/methanol production.

Sunshine Hydro adopts a portfolio building approach to growth.

Sunshine Hydro’s assets are Superhybrid projects. Similar to building any portfolio of assets, Sunshine Hydro will assess the optimum manner in which to maximise returns per project given the nature of the project, the planning and development required, the potential value we can add to the project, operational circumstances, project time frames and funding requirements over time. As with all portfolio management strategies, divesting assets in some instances is a common and sound practice where it aligns with a portfolio’s growth strategy.

Consulting & Partnerships

Sunshine Hydro has developed software to simulate a Superhybrid as though it is trading live in an electricity market. It has been used in the Australian electricity market and can simulate multiple years of operation using actual historical records of wind and solar generation of particular plants as input data, at 5 minute granularity. AESOP can be adapted to other energy-only electricity markets.

Current Projects

Sunshine Hydro is progressing project development activities and intends to expand these activities. In the energy industry, ‘project development’ designates the phase from concept to financial close. It entails bringing together the following:

  • Land acquisition
  • Consultation with the local community and First Nations representatives.
  • Geotechnical and environmental investigation.
  • Securing all relevant approvals; planning, environmental, electricity generation, project registration, water access.
  • Procuring and entering into key commercial contracts for the supply of energy to the project and offtake arrangements for the energy products generated by the project.
  • Procuring and entering into key commercial contracts to engineer, procure, construct, operate and maintain the asset.
  • Securing equity and debt finance.

Djandori Gung-i Project

This is a greenfield project of 600 MW Hydro, 350 MW hydrogen, 300 MW firm green energy and 11,000 MWh hydro energy storage. This project is located in central Queensland close to port, rail, highway, strong transmission lines and close to load. It is within the Central Queensland REZ (renewable energy zone) and close to Gladstone and may become a key participant in the Gladstone Hydrogen Cluster. Water availability for hydro operating water and hydrogen production water is assured by a combination of various sources. Natural inflow in the local catchment is able to provide the bulk of the water needed each year, with backup regional water supplies and desalination from the nearby coast. This project will provide an improvement in the security of over 2,500 Ha of habitat, and add significant value to the traditional owners of the land and the local community.

Djandori Gung-i Project and Community Impact
Sunshine Hydro has engaged with traditional owners and with the peak body for community natural resource management. Sunshine Hydro will continue to partner with these and other groups as this project evolves in order to deliver local jobs and resource protection to the community and will include community input during design and construction.

Please visit our dedicated Djandori Gung-i (Flavian) Superhybrid Project site.