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August 31, 2021

Vena Energy-Wandoan Battery Energy Storage System, Australia

By Carmen

The Vena Energy-Wandoan Battery Energy Storage System is a 100,000kW energy storage project located in Wandoan, Queensland, Australia. The rated storage capacity of the project is 150,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2020 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Vena Energy-Wandoan Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Vena Energy Australia Pty. The project is owned by Vena Energy Australia Pty (100%).

The key applications of the project are energy arbitrage, frequency regulation and ancillary services.

Contractors involved

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Vena Energy Australia Pty is the owner. Vena Energy Australia Pty is the developer. Samsung SDI is the technology provider for the project.

Doosan Gridtech is the EPC contractor for the project.

Additional information

The battery will enable AGL to leverage excess solar generation in Queensland and provide capacity when the Coopers Gap Wind Farm and other renewable power sources are not generating. Vena Energy Australia will build, own and maintain the BESS while leading Australian energy retailer AGL will have full operational dispatch rights under a 15–year agreement between the two companies.

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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