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August 31, 2021

New England Solar Farm – Battery Energy Storage System, Australia

By Carmen

The New England Solar Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is a 200,000kW energy storage project located in Uralla, New South Wales, 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 will be commissioned in 2023.

Description

The New England Solar Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by UPC AC Renewables Australia. The project is owned by AC Energy and Infrastructure (50%), a subsidiary of Ayala and UPC Renewables (50%).

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integration and grid support services.

Contractors involved

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AC Energy and Infrastructure and UPC Renewables are the owners. UPC AC Renewables Australia is the developer.

Additional information

The project will be developed and operated by renewable energy developer UPCAC Renewables Australia. The solar farm will comprise more than 2.4 million solar panels, 150 power conversion units, and a lithium-ion battery storage facility. It will connect to TransGrid’s existing 330 kV transmission line that transects the development site.

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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