Massive clean energy battery storage coming soon
A massive battery will be built in South West Queensland near Wandoan that will be capable of storing and dispatching clean energy into the electricity grid rain or shine
AGL Energy and Vena Energy Australia have come together to build this massive 100 megawatt (MW) battery near Wandoan on the Western Downs.
It will be capable of supplying up to 57,000 homes with energy.
Queensland’s renewable energy revolution is steaming ahead and the next wave will be battery storage.
This battery is the first step in Vena Energy’s plans to deliver up to 1000 megawatts of solar energy in Queensland
The battery build would begin in July and take about a year to complete.
During construction of the battery it will support 30 jobs.
The lithium ion battery will be one of the biggest in Australia and will be able to take and deliver 100 megawatts of energy into and out of the National Energy Market, and store up to 150 megawatt hours of energy.
Queensland already has three large-scale batteries operating: at Lakeland Solar Farm in Far North Queensland, at Kennedy Energy Park near Hughenden, and one at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Another in Townsville is expected to come online in February.
Queensland now has almost 5500 megawatts of renewable generation capacity.
AGL and Vena Energy Australia have signed a 15-year agreement to deliver and operate the battery. As the user of the battery, AGL will have full operational dispatch rights, and as the owner of the battery, Vena Energy Australia will build and maintain the asset.
Last updated 29 January 2020