Neoen fires up 300MW Victorian Big Battery

Dec 8, 2021 12:37 PM ET
  • The facility is a cooperation with Tesla, deploying its Megapack modern technology, and AusNet Services
Neoen fires up 300MW Victorian Big Battery
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Neoen has actually begun operations at its 300MW/450 megawatt-hour Victorian Big Battery energy storage project in Australia.

The facility is located beside Moorabool Terminal Station in Geelong, Victoria.

It was delivered in partnership with Tesla, deploying its Megapack technology, and network partner AusNet Services.

The Victorian Big Battery has a 250MW System Integrity Protection Scheme (SIPS) agreement with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

SIPS was started by the Victorian Government and opens up to 250MW of extra peak capacity on the existing Victoria to New South Wales Interconnector over the following years of Australian summers.

Under the contract, the battery will offer an automated split second feedback in case of an unexpected network failure, giving AEMO with an extra means of making sure grid security.

The battery will additionally take part in the National Electricity Market and assistance boosted penetration of renewables in Victoria with network services such as rapid regularity control.

The battery has actually also brought an economic boost to the Geelong area through the Covid lockdown duration, creating over 150 building and construction work and six permanent positions.

Regional suppliers have been contracted for several elements of the project as well as community initiatives will be sustained through an annual Community Benefit Fund over the possession's lifetime.

Neoen Australia taking care of supervisor Louis de Sambucy said: "We are very happy to have actually supplied the largest battery in Australia in document time.

" I would like to say thanks to everybody that has actually worked relentlessly to make this take place; our companions at Tesla and also AusNet, UGL and also Downer, along with AEMO and the Victorian Government.

" We are honoured to be contributing a project of this scale and also advancement.

" With 2GW of projects in our pipeline in Victoria, we are committed to continuing to play our part in Victoria's renewable energy shift."

Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and also Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio said: "The Victorian Government is proud to flick the activate Australia's greatest battery which will aid protect our network in summer, sustain our eco-friendly change, as well as reduce energy costs.

" Neoen's battery is a great accomplishment as Victoria changes to our legislated targets of 50% renewables by 2030 and also internet zero by 2050."

AEMO chief executive Daniel Westerman stated: "AEMO's partnership with the Victorian Government as well as Neoen has actually delivered among the world's largest batteries, which will make it possible for an extra reputable and also secure electricity supply for Victorian consumers."

Neoen chairman and also chief executive Xavier Barbaro claimed: "The distribution of the Victorian Big Battery is a significant accomplishment for Neoen, not just since it is among the biggest batteries on the planet, yet also since it represents one more vital milestone in terms of advancement.

" Our trip in storage began in Australia in 2015 as well as we currently have more than half a gigawatt of storage space operating throughout three continents.

" We are encouraged that large-scale battery storage is an important element of the energy transition, and we take pride in our management in this sector.

" We will continue to build on our experience to supply world-leading solutions that assist to form as well as transform the grid of the future, for the advantage of sector and also customers across Australia and also around the world."

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