ACEN removed to expand NSW solar-linked battery to 1.4 GW/2.8 GWh
- ACEN Corporation (PSE: ACEN), the power platform of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Group, has been granted authorization to boost the size of its New England battery in New South Wales to 1.4 GW/2.8 GWh.
ACEN's Aussie unit introduced the positive decision by the state federal government on Wednesday. With the expansion from the originally planned 200 MW/400 MWh, it will certainly come to be Australia's biggest storage battery project linked to a solar farm and also will certainly deliver on-demand energy for 175,000 homes.
To be built along the 720-MW New England solar farm, the energy storage facility near Uralla, in northern New South Wales, will certainly be installed in phases, as the solar project. The photovoltaic or pv (PV) farm's very first 400-MW stage was brought online in March.
With the growth, the place of the battery will certainly still lie within the authorized site boundary, with the added land presently being utilized as "laydown locations" for stage one construction works, ACEN Australia kept in mind, including that the specific site was picked as a result of its proximity to a substation where it will connect to the electricity transmission network.
In Australia, ACEN presently has greater than 1 GW of projects incomplete. The firm was last month effective with 1.1 GW of PV proposals in a New South Wales renewable resource tender that gave it with two 20-year power service agreements (LTESAs).