Ampyr, Shell Energy Collaborate for 1,000 MWh BESS
- The target capacity of the Wellington BESS is 500 MW/1,000 MWh that makes it among the biggest battery storage projects in the Australian state.
- The BESS project will certainly enhance neighboring existing renewable energy generation assets as well as the proposed extra generation to be delivered as part of the Central West Orana REZ.
Ampyr Australia Pty Ltd has announced that it has signed an arrangement with energy conglomerate Shell Energy Australia to collectively create a proposed battery energy storage system purposefully located in Wellington called 'the Wellington BESS' in Central West New South Wales.
Ampyr notified that the target capacity of the Wellington BESS is 500 MW/1,000 MWh that makes it among the largest battery storage projects in the Australian state. The Wellington BESS will certainly link to the surrounding TransGrid Wellington substation near the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (Central West Orana REZ).
The main statement by Ampyr held that the BESS project will certainly match neighboring existing renewable energy generation assets as well as the proposed extra generation to be provided as part of the Central West Orana REZ (Renewable Energy Zone)- the first REZ to be provided in Australia. It will certainly smooth out fluctuations in electricity supply from periodic eco-friendly power sources, giving system protection advantages and also various other network solutions.
The construction of the project is expected to commence in mid-2023. As soon as operational, Shell Energy will hold the legal rights to charge as well as dispatch energy from the Wellington BESS.
Ben Salmon, Director, Ampyr, stated the BESS will add to the reliability of the National Electricity Market and also more advance Australia's clean energy future. He added, "It is a really exciting time for renewable energy in Central West NSW, with over 3GW of utility-scale wind and also solar operating, in construction and under advancement. This is excellent for the economic situation of Central West NSW."
Greg Joiner, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Shell Energy, said that Shell Energy is thrilled to add to the development of firming capacity in regional NSW.
"This partnership with Ampyr signals our commitment to speeding up the energy shift, with this project adding to enhanced dependability for the grid as well as energy consumers in the state. This is another example of how Shell Energy is powering progression in Australia through financial investment in low-carbon options," Joiner stated.
Ampyr Australia Pty Ltd is part of Ampyr Energy which is presently concentrating on investing in behind-the-meter and also BESS assets. On the other hand, Shell Energy, has emerged as the second-largest electricity supplier to commercial as well as commercial services in Australia. Its generation assets include 662 MW of gas-fired peaking power stations in Western Australia as well as Queensland, which supports the transition to renewables as well as additionally the 120-MW Gangarri solar energy advancement in Queensland.