The 30MW / 30MWh Ballarat Energy Storage System comprising a Fluence battery is located at the AusNet Services Ballarat Terminal Station in Warrenheip, Ballarat.
EnergyAustralia holds the rights to charge and dispatch energy from the battery via a first-of-a-kind storage services agreement with AusNet Services.
The battery is used to store energy at times when demand is low, and supply into the electricity market during high demand periods when customers need it most.
The Ballarat system is registered in all eight ancillary services markets, helping to provide grid stability to the network.
The project was supported by the Victorian Government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency under the Victorian Energy Storage Initiative.
Spotless Sustainability Services developed the system, that’s owned by AusNet Services as an unregulated asset.
The Ballarat Energy Storage System operates 24/7 and is capable of powering more than 20,000 homes for an hour of critical peak demand before being recharged.
Installed capacity: 30MW / 30MWh
Commenced operations in December 2018
The Gannawarra Energy Storage System is a 25MW / 50MWh Tesla Powerpack battery system integrated with the 50MW Gannawarra solar farm, located west of Kerang in north-west Victoria.
EnergyAustralia holds the rights to charge and dispatch energy from the battery via a first-of-a-kind storage services agreement with Edify Energy. This is in addition to the energy offtake from the co-located Gannawarra solar farm.
The system is the first integrated solar and storage project in Victoria and among the largest of its kind in the world.
The project was supported by the Victorian Government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
Edify Energy and Wirsol Energy jointly own the system, that was designed by Edify Energy.
The Gannawarra Energy Storage System is capable of powering more than 16,000 homes through two hours of peak demand before being recharged.
Installed capacity: 25MW / 50MWh
Commenced operations in March 2019