The Gannawarra Solar Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is a 25,000kW energy storage project located in Kerang, 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 2019.

Description

The Gannawarra Solar Farm – Battery Energy Storage System was developed by Edify Energy Pty and Spotless Group Holdings.

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Edify Energy Pty, Spotless Group Holdings and Tesla have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency also provided AU$25 million to co-fund these projects, with close to AU$20 million investment from private equity.

About Spotless Group Holdings

Spotless Group Holdings Ltd (Spotless) is a provider of integrated facilities services. The company offers facilities management services, grounds and gardening services, laundry services, maintenance services and security services. It also offers waste management services, cleaning services and catering, environmental services, utility infrastructure services and hospitality services. The company serves governmental departments, defense bases, hospitals, shopping centers, educational institutions, mining sites, prisons, stadiums and manufacturing plants. Spotless provides services under the brand names of Spotless, AE Smith , Alliance , Clean Event, Ensign, Epicure, Mustard , Taylors, TechGuard Security and Skilltech, among others. It operates in Australia and New Zealand. Spotless is headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, 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.