Battery of the Nation

Paul Molner – Project Director, Pumped Hydro and Tarraleah Redevelopment


Tasmania’s opportunity in a transforming national electricity market. The national electricity market is transforming. With Australia relying on more variable generation, how do we ensure the future reliability, stability and affordability of the grid? Hear from Hydro Tasmania on the role and value of long-duration storage and how – through Battery of the Nation – the state’s significant hydropower system can be a part of a resilient future national energy system.


Paul is currently Hydro Tasmania’s Project Director, Pumped Hydro and Tarraleah Redevelopment, the key projects underpinning the Battery of the Nation initiative, the blueprint for how Hydro Tasmania’s renewable energy resources could be developed over coming decades.

An electrical engineer by profession, Paul has worked in the renewable energy generation industry (hydropower and wind) for over 30 years, both in Tasmania and NSW. He has worked across a broad range of engineering and management roles including multi-discipline project management, strategic asset management, business improvement and operations. He has a strong background in managing major projects and power scheme upgrades.

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