The DeGrussa Copper Mine, juwi AG – BESS is a 6,000kW energy storage project located in Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2016.


The DeGrussa Copper Mine, Juwi AG – BESS was developed by juwi Renewable Energy Pty. The project is owned by Neoen Australia Pty (100%), a subsidiary of Neoen.

The key applications of the project are electric bill management, electric bill management with renewables, electric energy time shift, microgrid capability and renewables capacity firming.

Contractors involved

juwi Renewable Energy Pty and Neoen Australia Pty have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

Debt Provider of the project is Australian Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). The Energy Storage System is funded by a $15,700,000.00 investment from Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena ) and also from Australian Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

About juwi Renewable Energy Pty

juwi Renewable Energy Pty Ltd (Juwi Renewable), a subsidiary of juwi AG, is a renewable energy company. It provides services such as construction, project development, operation and maintenance, engineering and procurement, design and installation, repair and maintenance, technical management, commercial management, and contracting services. The company plans, develops and constructs off-grid and solar farms and solar parks. Juwi Renewable also designs and builds wind farms and wind parks. The company provides technical and commercial services for wind and photovoltaic plants. It caters its services to wind energy, solar energy, and infrastructure projects. Juwi Renewable is headquartered in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


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