January 26 (Renewables Now) - A tender for an energy storage system of between 25 MW and 45 MW in Australia’s Northern Territory has received expressions of interest (EoIs) from 19 companies.
The list includes Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Alstom Grid Australia, Infigen Energy (ASX:IFN), Mitsui & Co Australia, Carnegie Clean Energy’s (ASX:CCE) Energy Made Clean and other Australian and foreign firms.
Northern Territory's state-owned power company Territory Generation announced the call for the Darwin - Katherine Alternative Energy Storage System Project earlier in January. It will be accepting proposals for different configurations with at least 30 minutes of storage in the third quarter of 2018.
The battery storage project supports the state government’s goal to source 50% of its power from renewables by 2030 amid efforts to cuts its dependence on gas and coal.
The largest battery storage facility in the world, so far, was built in South Australia by Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). The 100-MW plant works together with Neoen's 315-MW Hornsdale wind farm.