Neoen turns sod on 200MW Blyth Battery

Jan 5, 2023 12:41 PM ET
  • Developer has provided a notice to proceed to a consortium comprising Elecnor and NHOA to build the plant
Neoen turns sod on 200MW Blyth Battery
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Neoen has provided a notice to proceed to a consortium to start construction of its 200MW Blyth Battery project in South Australia.

The consortium comprises Elecnor, the balance of plant professional, and also NHOA, a battery storage professional.

The 200MW/400 megawatt hr Blyth Battery in the Mid North area of South Australia is anticipated to begin operating in 2025.

The battery will lie next to the Blyth West substation and will be linked to ElectraNet's transmission network.

In accordance with its develop-to-own company model, Neoen will certainly be the long-lasting proprietor as well as operator of the asset.

Blyth Battery will mainly be deployed in mix with Neoen's Goyder South Stage 1 wind farm to deliver 70MW of eco-friendly baseload energy to extracting company BHP.

The energy will power BHP's Olympic Dam procedures in South Australia, among the globe's most significant deposits of copper, gold as well as uranium.

As a result of assistance from ARENA's just recently revealed Large Scale Battery Storage Funding Round, the asset will ultimately be equipped with grid-forming inverter innovation, permitting it to provide system stability services commonly provided by synchronous generation such as coal and gas Blyth Battery is Neoen's fifth big battery in the National Electricity Market, bringing the firm's complete Australian assets near to 3GW in operation or under construction with its storage profile approaching 1GW.

Neoen is the country's leading proprietor of big batteries, it already possesses and operates the 300MW/450MWh Victorian Big Battery and also the 150MW/193.5 MWh Hornsdale Power Reserve, whilst its 100MW/200MWh Capital Battery as well as 200MW/400MWh Western Downs Battery are under construction.

Louis de Sambucy, Neoen Australia's Managing Director, said: "We are enjoyed be beginning construction of Blyth Battery and to be approaching 3 GW of assets in operation or under construction in Australia.

" We would love to give thanks to NHOA and also Elecnor for their hard work and commitment, and also ARENA for their trust and also support. We are especially happy with our ability to incorporate Blyth Battery, Goyder South wind energy and also our expertise in energy monitoring to power BHP's Olympic Dam with sustainable baseload."

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