South Australia thumbs-ups 225MW battery

Nov 1, 2021 01:49 PM ET
  • Construction of Maoneng's Gould Creek project anticipated to start late next year
South Australia thumbs-ups 225MW battery
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The South Australian federal government has provided advancement approval for Maoneng's 225MW Gould Creek battery energy storage system near Adelaide.

Maoneng claimed approval from South Australia's Minister for Planning as well as Local Government was offered with no significant modifications to its proposition, breaking the ice for the project to proceed to its next phases.

Gould Creek intends to improve electrical power grid reliability and network security by attracting energy from the grid throughout off-peak periods for battery storage, and sending off energy to the grid instantaneously during optimal durations.

The project has Crown sponsorship support from the Department for Energy and Mining.

Maoneng anticipates to start construction work in late 2022, as well as completion of the project one year later on, producing as much as 160 permanent equal jobs during this stage.

Maoneng founder as well as chief executive Morris Zhou claimed the project highlighted the significance of grid scale energy storage, as well as would certainly sustain the state's renewable resource objectives.

He stated: "This approval is excellent news for all South Australians, as more battery storage space will assist smooth the change to tidy energy.

" South Australia has high levels of renewable energy generation, which is a favorable development yet can produce challenges balancing supply as well as need due to the intermittency of renewables.

" Our suggested battery storage space will certainly aid manage this, sustaining regional energy dependability as well as protection while additionally advertising greater uptake of renewables all at once.

" We can currently progress with more detailed service our funding arrangements as well as supply chain, which will give lots of opportunities for regional services to obtain involved."

South Auustralia Minister for Trade as well as Investment Stephen Patterson said: "South Australia's credibility as Australia's leader in renewable resource investment, and our credentials of producing around 60% of our energy ability from sustainable resources, is helping to attract additional investment into our state, producing jobs for our communities.

" Maoneng's Gould Creek development will certainly produce approximately 160 construction jobs and, upon completion, will give 225MW of power from South Australia.

" This is a substantial A$ 150m investment by Maoneng Australia right into South Australia's sustainable future, and I'm delighted to see an Australian-owned company that is so devoted to the growth of projects that are vital for powering a sustainable world."

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