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ENGIE to build Australia’s largest privately-funded and grid-connected battery with partners

By District Energy posted 12-09-2021 09:26


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ENGIE has partnered to deliver Australia’s largest privately-funded and owned utility-scale battery at the site of the former Hazelwood Power Station. Together with partners, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), and Fluence, ENGIE will provide 150MW/150MWh of flexible energy. The Hazelwood Battery Energy Storage System has the capacity to store the equivalent of an hour of energy generation from the rooftop solar systems of 30,000 homes and will play a critical role in increasing renewable  energy capacity in the state of Victoria, while delivering further grid stability for the region.

Frederic Claux, GCC Country Manager said: “ENGIE is committed to supporting the green energy transition and battery storage will play a key role in the future of our energy system, namely in supporting the integration of intermittent renewables. Battery-based solutions are modular and easily scalable, valuable to match service requirements and/or clients’ needs, quick to deploy and with very little site constraints. It is also a high-performance solution when compared to other storage technologies”.

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