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August 28, 2021

SIMEC ZEN Energy-Whyalla Steelworks Solar Farm – Battery Energy Storage System, Australia

By Carmen

The SIMEC ZEN Energy-Whyalla Steelworks Solar Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is a 120,000kW energy storage project located in Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia. The rated storage capacity of the project is 140,000kWh.

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.


The SIMEC ZEN Energy-Whyalla Steelworks Solar Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by ZEN Energy Pty. The project is owned by ZEN Energy Pty (100%).

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

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ZEN Energy Pty is the owner. ZEN Energy Pty is the developer.

Additional information

Total of AUD 10 million in financing from the Renewable Technology Fund has been approved for the project.


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