Origin safeguards preparing for 700MW Oz battery

May 12, 2022 02:29 PM ET
  • Eraring facility in NSW will certainly have a dispatch duration of 4 hours
Origin safeguards preparing for 700MW Oz battery
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Australian business Origin Energy has actually reached a received planning approval a 700MW battery at Eraring Power Station in the state of New South Wales (NSW).

The project will have a dispatch period of 4 hrs, making it Australia's biggest battery project to achieve preparation approval to date.

Origin head of energy supply and also operations Greg Jarvis claimed: "We delight in to receive preparation approval, noting a considerable turning point in our journey to installing a large-scale battery at Eraring.

" Our recommended battery types part of our plans to change Eraring's capacity as well as preserve reputable energy supply to consumers, as we prepare for the potential accelerated closure of the coal-fired power station in August 2025.

" We would love to recognize the NSW DPE for its timely assessment, which identified the relevance of this project to the reliability of energy supply in the NSW in the future.

" Eraring Power Station is well matched to battery storage and potentially various other energy facilities with time, as there is substantial power connection infrastructure currently in place nearby."

Origin will now focus on settling vendor and also fabricator negotiations and also transmissions connection agreements so the project can advance towards a last investment decision, Jarvis added.

On 17 February, Origin submitted notice to the Australian Energy Market Driver (AEMO) indicating the potential early retirement of the Eraring coal-fired power station at the end of the required 3 and also half year notice period.

Eraring is Australia's biggest power station supplying around a quarter of NSW's energy requirements and also is Origin's only coal-fired generator.

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