Risen to build 100-MW/400-MWh battery near Neoen-owned PV park in NSW
Hybrid solar-plus-storage system on Lord Howe Island. Image source: Lord Howe Island Board. Credit: Jack C Shick
China’s Risen Energy Co Ltd (SHE:300118) intends to install a 100-MW/400-MWh battery storage system in New South Wales and is now holding a public exhibition for the project.
The proposed battery is planned to be built in proximity to France-based Neoen's (EPA:NEOEN) Coleambally solar farm in Riverina region, a filing with the state planning commission shows.
The project will be on display until February 10, 2023.
To be sited within the Murrumbidgee Shire Council, the Coleambally battery will provide four hours of storage capacity to the nearby 150-MW photovoltaic (PV) farm, which was brought online in 2018. The lithium-ion facility will store electricity that will be directly supplied to the national power grid during periods of low renewables output.
The installation will consist of 40 battery system blocks with a power conversion system (PCS) each.
Risen Energy Australia expects the project’s construction and commissioning phase to take between eight and ten months, according to the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS).
In December, another battery project by Risen Energy in New South Wales, the 200 MW/400 MWh Bungama, emerged as one of the winners in a tender to award AUD 176 million (USD 123.3m/EUR 113.3m) in grant funding to energy storage schemes. The competitive round was held by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
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