RWE wins Oz battery tender

May 1, 2023 11:56 AM ET
  • German developer to develop 50MW Limondale storage space project beside existing 249MW solar scheme
RWE wins Oz battery tender
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RWE Renewables has won a tender in Australia to establish its 50MW Limondale battery energy storage system.

The project will supply 400 megawatt hrs (MWh) of power in New South Wales will be built under a Long-Term Energy Service Agreement

Limondale will certainly lie alongside RWE's existing 249 MWac Limondale solar farm (imagined) with the project making use of existing grid facilities.

The project is presently working toward a final investment decision in the following 12 months.

New South Wales has set an enthusiastic roadmap to replace ageing coal-fired power plant with zero emissions generation and also storage space. The bipartisan policy is backed by a schedule of auctions for new renewable and storage capacity bent on 2030.

RWE Renewables Europe as well as Australia president Katja Wünschel said: "We are delighted to be granted this major battery storage space project as well as look forward to a successful partnership with the New South Wales government.

" RWE supports New South Wales' ambition and appreciates the dedication shown by the government in policy layout as well as the professionalism and trust of Australian Energy Market Operator Services Limited in application which makes it possible for the market to invest with confidence.

" This success creates further momentum functioning towards a sustainable future in our core market Australia. In a renewables world, battery storage spaces are key for a trustworthy, secure and also sustainable electricity supply.

" We have actually been operating in New South Wales for some years, and also currently we are keen to create a battery project that is excellent, both technically as well as eco-- hand in hand with regional communities. It is another landmark on our way to expand our international batteries portfolio to 3 gigawatts by 2030."

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