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August 31, 2021

Esperance Hybrid Project – Battery Energy Storage System, Australia

By Carmen

The Esperance Hybrid Project – Battery Energy Storage System is a 5,500kW energy storage project located in Esperance, Western Australia, Australia. The rated storage capacity of the project is 1,900kWh.

The project was announced in 2020 and will be commissioned in 2022.

Description

The Esperance Hybrid Project – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Horizon Power. The project is owned by Horizon Power (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration, electric energy time shift and grid suppotive services.

Contractors involved

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Horizon Power is the owner. Horizon Power is the developer.

Additional information

Battery storage is to improve the efficiency of the power station by responding to variabilities in power generation. This will also help reduce the likelihood of power fluctuations.

About Horizon Power

Horizon Power is a state-government owned corporation engaged in generation, distribution and transmission of electricity. It provides new electricity and meter connections, rebates and subsidies, power supply upgrading and disconnecting, electricity meter reading, online bill payment and other related services. The corporation owns and operates a network of transmission and distributions lines. Horizon Power’s project portfolio includes Pilbara, Onslow, Esperance power project, Smart Sun Pilot, Electric Vehicle Pilot and others. It serves residents, communities and businesses. It operates offices in Broome, Esperance, Carnarvon, Kununurra, Bentley and Port Hedland, Australia. Horizon Power is headquartered in Karratha, Western Australia, Australia.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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