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August 28, 2021

Neoen Crystal Brook Hydrogen Superhub – Battery Energy Storage System, Australia

By Carmen

The Neoen Crystal Brook Hydrogen Superhub – Battery Energy Storage System is a 130,000kW energy storage project located in Crystal Brook, South Australia, Australia. The rated storage capacity of the project is 400,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Neoen Crystal Brook Hydrogen Superhub – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Neoen Australia Pty. The project is owned by Neoen Australia Pty (100%), a subsidiary of Neoen.

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

Contractors involved

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Neoen Australia Pty is the owner. Neoen Australia Pty is the developer.

Additional information

The facility will produce 400 MW of power per day and up to 20,000 kilograms of hydrogen. It would include 150 MW of solar, 150 MW of wind, as well as up to a 50 MW hydrogen plant along with up to 400 MWh of battery storage, most likely with Tesla. South Australia will provide a $1 million grant to help Neoen complete its feasibility study for the Hydrogen Superhub, and will later provide a further $4 million grant, and a $20 million loan if the $600 million project gets the nod at planning application stage.

About Neoen Australia Pty

Neoen Australia Pty Ltd (Neoen Australia) generates, produces, and distributes renewable energy and offers solar, wind, and biomass energy project development, construction, and maintenance services. Neoen Australia is headquartered in Sydney, New South Wales, 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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