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September 1, 2021

Dalrymple Substation-ABB Ability PowerStore Battery Energy Storage System, Australia

By Carmen

The Dalrymple Substation-ABB Ability PowerStore Battery Energy Storage System is a 30,000kW energy storage project located in Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia.

The project was announced in 2017 and was commissioned in 2019.


The Dalrymple Substation-ABB Ability PowerStore Battery Energy Storage System was developed by ElectraNet Pty. The project is owned by ElectraNet Pty (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming, renewables energy time shift and grid support services.

Contractors involved

ElectraNet Pty and Samsung SDI have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

This project is part funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Construction as part of the storage system project, known as Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration (ESCRI), was completed in April 2018. After the commissioning and testing phase, ESCRI is now live and connected to the National Electricity Market (NEM). ARENA provided AUD 12 million (USD 8.6m/EUR 7.5m) for the ESCRI project valued at AUD 30 million.

About ElectraNet Pty

ElectraNet Pty Ltd (ElectraNet) is a provider of transmission network services. It builds, owns, operates and maintains high-voltage electricity transmission network. The company offers various energy and infrastructure solutions, including asset, project and contract management services; asset monitoring and reporting; land management; and asset performance insight. ElectraNet plans, funds, designs, construct, commissions, operates and maintains transmission assets in South Australia. It serves power generators, South Australia’s electricity distributor, SA Power Networks and directly-connected industrial customers. The company is owned by the State Grid International Development Asia & Australia Holding Company Ltd, YTL Power Investments Ltd and Australian Utilities Pty Ltd. ElectraNet is headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.


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