Queensland supercharges Stanwell battery to 300 MW

May 9, 2024 02:11 PM ET
  • Queensland's Stanwell battery expansion to double capacity, partnering with Tesla and Yurika for largest committed battery project in the state. A key step towards renewable energy goals.

The Queensland government has committed AUD 448.2 million to double the capacity of the Stanwell battery at a coal-fired power station, increasing it to 300 MW/1,200 MWh from the original 150 MW/300 MWh. The project, part of the state's renewable energy transition plan, will be the largest committed battery project in Queensland and represent an investment of AUD 747 million.

The battery, to be located near Rockhampton, will store electricity from wind and solar parks and discharge it during peak power demand. Stanwell will partner with Tesla and Yurika to execute the project, with construction expected to begin this month and the battery coming online in mid-2027. The project aligns with Queensland's goal of 80% renewable energy supply by 2035 and Stanwell's goal of having 5 GW of energy storage in operation by the same year.

What is the Queensland government's plan to double the capacity of the Stanwell battery?

  • The Queensland government has committed AUD 448.2 million to double the capacity of the Stanwell battery at a coal-fired power station, increasing it to 300 MW/1,200 MWh from the original 150 MW/300 MWh.
  • The project is part of the state's renewable energy transition plan and will be the largest committed battery project in Queensland, representing an investment of AUD 747 million.
  • The battery will be located near Rockhampton and will store electricity from wind and solar parks, discharging it during peak power demand.
  • Stanwell will partner with Tesla and Yurika to execute the project, with construction expected to begin this month and the battery coming online in mid-2027.
  • The project aligns with Queensland's goal of achieving 80% renewable energy supply by 2035 and Stanwell's goal of having 5 GW of energy storage in operation by the same year.
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