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South Australia connects grid-scale BESS

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Dalrymple battery project

A new grid-scale battery energy storage system has entered into service in Australia to bolster power grid security across five of the country’s six states.

The 30-megawatt/8-megawatt-hour lithium-ion BESS in South Australia is owned and developed by transmission provider Electranet— and is adjacent to the company’s Dalrymple substation.

The ‘ESCRI’ (Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration) BESS comprises Samsung rechargeable batteries integrated via invertors, controller and transformers from power company ABB. The system has a 12-year design lifetime.

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Battery boost for South Australia grid

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:42 -- News Editor
Battery boost for South Australia grid

South Australia is to get a second large-scale battery to bolster the state’s power grid security in in a project valued at around AUD30m ($23.6m).

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing up to AUD12m ($9.5m) in funding for power company ElectraNet to build the 30MW/8MWh lithium-ion battery at the Dalrymple substation north of Yorketown.

 

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