Connection fast approaching for world’s biggest battery in South Australia

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28 November 2017

GHD has been involved in obtaining the signed connection agreement for Australia’s first and the world’s largest grid-scale lithium battery connection at Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia.

Jennie Burdeniuk is project managing the registration and licensing process of the Hornsdale Power Reserve, on behalf of client Neoen.

“Despite the incredible time pressures on the project and the assistance of the many stakeholders, system security comes first, and there are no shortcuts. While the connection agreement would usually be a 6-9 month process, it was critical to work quickly and collaboratively with all stakeholders to expedite the process,” says Jennie.

This ground-breaking project will lead the way for future renewable investments, with batteries able to provide some grid stabilising services not generally provided by wind or solar plants.

Steve Bond, GHD’s Australian Leader, Power says, “Battery storage will open new opportunities in energy storage around the world. It will continue to capture global attention as we move through to implementation. Success so far has been founded on the ethos of collaboration, integrity and dedication. It is a proud moment at GHD.”


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