Oz solar farm selects 250MW Energy Vault battery

Oct 27, 2022 01:30 PM ET
  • The 330MW Meadow Creek in Victoria will certainly make use of the firm's grid-connected service
Oz solar farm selects 250MW Energy Vault battery
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Energy Vault has received a notification of award from Meadow Creek Solar Farm for the deployment of a 250MW/500MWh grid-connected battery energy storage system (BESS) in Victoria, Australia.

The 330MW solar farm, developed by Meadow Creek, is located 3 hours north of Melbourne, Australia, and will supply carbon-free electrical energy to about 110,000 homes in the region.

Under this arrangement Energy Vault will promptly begin the sophisticated grid researches and modeling with technical advisor DNV, as required by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for interconnected power systems in Australia's eastern as well as south-eastern coast.

The Meadow Creek Solar Farm has finished extensive service project expediency, including grid capacity, and also is currently proceeding with thorough environmental and technical analyses to support the advancement application process.

The BESS, being co-located with solar PV, will supply the resiliency and also flexibility of charge and discharge, essential to bolstering renewable energy supply throughout the network as Australia takes on the Australian Energy Market Operator's Integrated System Plan.

Energy Vault vice head of state of sales and organization advancement, Asia & Pacific, Lucas Sadler claimed: "We are delighted to be chosen for this essential project in Australia.

" Over the past couple of months, the new Australian Federal Government has sent out a solid mandate to the market to expedite the transition to renewable resource innovations sustained by considerable State Government updates to their clean energy as well as emissions reduction targets.

" The Meadow Creek Solar Farm, Hybrid Solar PV and BESS Developments goals are well met with the marketplace release of Energy Vault's AC and DC block bespoke energy storage options for the Australian market.

" Importantly, this honor builds on the substantial progress Energy Vault has transformed the past year as we bring our transformative energy storage services to this crucial market."

Growth Manager at Meadow Creek Solar Farm Cameron Munro included: "The services come close to Energy Vault performed with our team has been critical in our decision to choose the Energy Vault energy storage software and hardware platform.

" Energy Vault's high energy density design, the alternative to deal with both Central Storage Inverters or the new AC Block and the most sophisticated Energy Management Software, that makes it possible for several use situations, optimum financial dispatching and also anticipating maintenance, bring flexibility and more alternatives when collaborating with our economic and also technical partners."

The honor from Meadow Creek follows earlier announcements of Gravity Energy Storage Systems (GESS) advancement on a multi-GWh basis in Australia with Korea Zinc's subsidiary, Ark Energy, as well as a formerly introduced MOU with BHP.

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