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Australia’s ambitious lithium-ion ESS goals continue with plans to replace coal power plant

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:24 -- Paul Crompton

Integrated energy firm Origin has issued an expression of interest to companies to supply and install a 700MW battery to replace its coal-fired plant in Australia.

If built, the country’s largest battery energy storage system would support Origin’s transition away from coal-fired generation by 2032, while complementing the policy objectives of the NSW energy roadmap.

Origin were unable to tell BEST when the EoI would end, which battery chemistry it was focusing on or when it plans to build the plant.

 

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Battery ‘first’ for Australian gas plant

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 16:46 -- John Shepherd
Mt Stuart Power Station

A grid-scale battery being installed at an Australian gas-fired power station is said to be a “first” for the country.

Power company Origin told BEST Battery Briefing the four-megawatt lithium-ion battery at its Mt Stuart Power Station, in Townsville, would improve security of electricity supply to homes and businesses across North Queensland.

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