AGL Energy Gets on With 850 MW Multi Site Battery Storage Project

Aug 17, 2020 02:11 PM ET
  • AGL Energy has actually lodged the scoping report for a new battery storage space systems of as much as 500 MW ability to be constructed together with its existing coal plant.

Sydney headquartered AGL Energy has formally started on its prepare for the change of the aging Liddell coal-fired power station, lodging first development (scoping report) papers with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, as well as Environment (DPIE), for a new battery storage space systems of up to 500 MW capacity to be built alongside the existing plant.

The Liddell Battery is part of the 850 MW multi-site incorporated battery system AGL targets to establish by FY24 as introduced in its FY20 Results as well as is in support of its Climate Statement commitments to continue to purchase brand-new resources of power supply.

AGL Chief Operating Officer, Markus Brokhof said over the past years battery innovation has progressed quickly as well as is currently at a financial investment degree that allows AGL to lead the transition to decarbonisation in Australia.

" Battery storage is essential to boost the power system's flexibility and support the continuous assimilation of sustainable resources to the NEM," he stated. "It gets rid of among the biggest limiting factors of renewables, by offering electricity anytime however specifically during peak demand."

" For a long time AGL led the way in eco-friendly investment. As even more renewables come into the power system, we need to make sure we are sustaining the advancement of storage space and also firming ability, like grid-scale batteries," he included.

AGL's assistance of grid-scale battery projects include Wandoan (100 MW), Maoneng (4 x 50 MW) and Dalrymple (30 MW).

" We think battery innovation is currently at a degree that enables AGL to lead in Australia's change to a smarter and also extra effective power future," Brokhof claimed.

Planning applications are likewise being established for a battery connected to Torrens Island Power Station website in Adelaide with various other websites under consideration. To support the distribution of this target the firm has actually invited select distributors to tender for the procurement of the grid-scale batteries consisted of in this system.

" We think Australia has a chance to be a low-emissions, power superpower in the years to come which is what we have actually set out to achieve with the delivery of our dedications under our Climate Statement," he included. "We are committed to aiding produce a power future that is smart, effective as well as budget friendly for our customers. This project will certainly not just enable those results but in doing so set the stage for a battery age."

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