Enel wins approval for maiden solar-storage project in Australia
- Italy's Enel Green Power has actually protected grid-connection approval for a hybrid project in Australia's New South Wales state that is prepared to incorporate 96 MW of solar as well as 20 MW battery storage space capacity.
The approval was approved by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the Italian energy team stated on Thursday, including that this will be its "very initial" hybrid solar-plus-storage project in Australia.
The complicated will be mounted in the Aussie state's Central West and also Orana Region, with its building set to begin in the middle of this year. Enel explained that the point of connection to the electrical energy grid will be shared under single Generator Performance Standards (GPS), as opposed to two separate connection points close.
As soon as up and running, the solar-storage park will be capable of supplying electricity to around 45,000 local homes per year.
The green energy arm of Italian utility Enel SpA (BIT: ENEL) has 310 MW of solar photovoltaic or pv (PV) capacity in operation in Australia, consisting of the Bungala 1 as well as 2 parks in South Australia totalling 275.2 MW, which are majority-owned by Enel. The company is additionally developing a 75.6-MW wind project in Western Australia and a 93-MW solar scheme in Victoria.