The Wellington Solar Project – Battery Energy Storage System is a 25,000kW energy storage project located in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. The rated storage capacity of the project is 100,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2017 and will be commissioned in 2020.


The Wellington Solar Project – Battery Energy Storage System is owned by First Solar (100%).

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

Contractors involved

First Solar is the owner of Wellington Solar Project – Battery Energy Storage System.

Additional information

The 25 MW/100 MWh lithium-ion battery- based energy storage aspect will be housed in up to 6 purpose-built blocks approximately 12.5 metres long and wide and 3 metres high. The energy storage component of the project will cover a tiny proportion of the site.


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