CWP inks landmark connection offer for 30-MW battery in NSW

Dec 1, 2022 11:50 AM ET
  • Australia's CWP Renewables has safeguarded permission to attach a 30-MW battery to the grid-connection point of its 270-MW Sapphire wind farm in New South Wales, the developer said today.
CWP inks landmark connection offer for 30-MW battery in NSW
Image: CWP Renewables.

The approval of the efficiency standards of the Sapphire Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will enable it to share a single connection factor in the National Electricity Market as the wind park. The connection agreement is the first of its kind checked in the Aussie state, the developer noted.

The one-hour lithium-iron phosphate battery will be co-located with the Sapphire wind facility near Glen Innes, which has actually been creating electricity considering that November 2018. It will save excess power from the power plant and the grid and also will feed it when demand is high or generation has lowered. Because of its rapid response, it will additionally offer regularity control solutions to stabilise the grid and also boost power quality.

CWP Renewables plans to start developing the BESS very early following year as well as bring it online in 2024.

The 75-turbine Sapphire is presently the largest operational wind farm in New South Wales.

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