The Ballarat Terminal Station – Battery Energy Storage System is a 30,000kW energy storage project located in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2018 and was commissioned in 2018.

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The Ballarat Terminal Station – Battery Energy Storage System is owned by AusNet Services (100%).

The key applications of the project are demand response and grid support services.

Contractors involved

AusNet Services and Fluence Energy have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The 30MW/30MWh battery system connected directly to a vital grid intersection at a substation at Warrenheip, near Ballarat. The project will be funded by Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) with $25 million. A consortium led by Downer Spotless completed the battery system with technology provider Fluence serving as a supplier.


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