Battery Storage Project in South Australia Is Planned to Optimize the Region’s Energy Mix

Australian energy solutions provider ElectraNet announced the construction of its large-scale battery project on the Yorke Peninsula being awarded to Consolidated Power Projects (CPP). The battery technology plus further expertise will also be partly delivered by global players such as ABB and Samsung.

Starting operation in the spring of 2018, the 30MW energy storage facility project has been developed by ElectraNet during the last three years and is funded by up to $ 12 million from the Commonwealth Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

The battery will support the stability of the local energy grid in addition to an already existing 90 MW wind farm and rooftop PV systems.

With this large-scale battery project ElectraNet Chief Executive Steve Masters claims to actively contribute to the on-going energy transition: “The South Australian energy mix and landscape has significantly changed in recent years and this project will help the State to adapt to this change,” he said.

Source: ElectraNet

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