Vena Energy to start building major storage project in Australia
- According to the announcement by Australian unit of Vena Energy, it is going to start constructing a grid scale Battery Energy Storage System in Western Downs Region in the nearest future. The BESS will be located not far from the town of Wandoan and will become the biggest array of the kind throughout the state.
Vena Energy Australia, a subcompany of the leading IPP in Asia Pacific, has disclosed its plans to develop the battery project, which is going to become the biggest grid scale storage facility in the second-largest state of the Commonwealth.
The capacity of the $120m-worth project will initially be 100MW. 150MWh of energy stored will be sufficient to supply electricity to approximately 57 thousand houses yearly.
According to the contract valid for 15 years, the scope of Vena Energy’s work includes building, owning and maintaining the facility, and AGL Energy will operate the system.
This storage project is the initial construction stage of Wandoan South Project developed by the major IPP’s Australian unit. When completed, the entire project is expected to boast around 1GW of solar generating and 450 megawatts of storage capacity. The firm is going to develop the project in a few stages. As well, the power producer is planning to deploy a $650m-worth PV array within the framework of Wandoan South.