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August 31, 2021

Lincoln Gap Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System, Australia

By Carmen

The Lincoln Gap Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2017 and was commissioned in 2019.

Description

The Lincoln Gap Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System was developed by Nexif Energy Australia Pty. The project is owned by Nexif Energy Australia Pty (100%).

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

Contractors involved

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Fluence Energy and Nexif Energy Australia Pty have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The Lincoln Gap Wind Farm is a 212 MW wind farm project with 59 Senvion wind turbines and 10 MW grid scale battery storage under development by Nexif Energy Australia Pty Ltd, located near Port Augusta in South Australia. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has committed A$150 million (US$115 million) in debt finance to stage one of the Lincoln Gap wind farm. Part of the financing will go towards a 10 MW battery energy storage system, capable of producing up to 10 MWh of fast response storage capacity.

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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