Wartsila and also Fluence to provide 1GW Oz storage

Jan 14, 2021 06:33 PM ET
  • Firms have signed framework agreements with AGL to increase project timetables
Wartsila and also Fluence to provide 1GW Oz storage
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Wartsila as well as Fluence have protected contracts from Australian power firm AGL to provide approximately 1000MW of grid-scale battery storage space between them.

Both firms were picked with a competitive tender process for their capability, experience as well as pricing in addition to their placement with AGL's worths and calculated objectives.

AGL chief running officer Markus Brokhof claimed: "This structure contract is an additional instance of AGL getting on with the business of power transition and will certainly enable distribution against our dedication to develop 850MW of grid-scale battery storage space by FY2024.

" Wartsila and also Fluence are both international leaders in power storage innovations, ensuring we are buying the highest possible standards for efficiency, integrity and also safety and security."

AGL is already "well advanced" with its planning process and also the framework contracts will certainly lower tender timeframes for private projects, making it possible for faster project schedules and commercial procedure, it claimed.

Brokhof added: "We're delighted to see our grid-scale battery plans start to find to life; we know power storage space modern technology is important in developing cleaner and also smarter distributed energy facilities.

" Our grid-scale battery plans supply crucial firming ability to the marketplace as well as will play a leading role in the energy market's transition over the coming years."

Last year, AGL revealed plans to develop batteries at Loy Yang A power plant in Victoria (200MW), Liddell power plant (150MW) as well as Broken Hill (50MW) in New South Wales as well as Torrens Island (250MW) in South Australia.

Brokhof stated AGL has actually been Australia's biggest private investor in renewables and is currently leading in the growth of storage space modern technology such as batteries.

Wartsila energy sales director Suraj Narayan claimed: "AGL is a valued consumer for Wartsila as well as we expect giving our wise modern technology remedies to support AGL's prepare for essential firming capacity that will play a leading role in the energy change from coal to renewables."

Fluence international markets vice head of state Jan Teichmann claimed: "Fluence is proud to provide our long experience and also latest-generation modern technology to support AGL's objective of supplying firm renewable power.

" Australia's grid is advancing quickly, and batteries can fill crucial voids left by coal as well as gas retirements, both the super-fast services required to enhance the grid and also as a resource of peak power."