The Cultana Solar PV Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is a 100,000kW energy storage project located in Cultana, Whyalla, South Australia, Australia. The rated storage capacity of the project is 100,000kWh.

The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2021.


The Cultana Solar PV Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by SIMEC Energy Australia Pty. The project is owned by SIMEC Energy Australia Pty (100%).

The key applications of the project are frequency control ancillary services and fast frequency response.

Contractors involved

SIMEC Energy Australia Pty is the owner. SIMEC Energy Australia Pty is the developer.

Additional information

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