WEL Networks plans a 35MW battery energy storage system
- Oct 18, 2021 1:27 pm GMT
The company plans to partner with renewable energy specialist, Infratec, to build a 35MW (megawatt) battery energy storage system (BESS), which has the capacity to meet the daily demands of more than 2000 homes.
It would also provide electricity reserves for the
"This technology will help network resilience while supporting renewable generation uptake,"
"We strongly believe that our battery will offer value to WEL network customers by supporting the charging of EVs, maximising the benefits of solar power and providing backup during grid emergencies."
The consent has been filed with the
The project has a price tag of
Infratec general manager
"Batteries will need to be embedded in networks to best serve local communities," he said.
"We have selected a mature technology with a 20-year life span, so we expect this battery to be making headlines for all the right reasons for years to come."
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