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AGL Introduces Building of Grid-Scale Battery, Takes FID on 250 MW Project


AGL Introduces Building of Grid-Scale Battery, Takes FID on 250 MW Project

Mar 25, 2021 08:06 AM ET

  1. Australia based incorporated crucial provider AGL energy has actually revealed that the construction of a 250 megawatt (MW), one-hour period grid-scale battery at Torrens Island will certainly begin this year, following AGL's last financial investment choice (FID) on the project.

South Australia is blazing a trail in the rollout of AGL’s 850 MW network of grid-scale batteries by the end of FY2024, commented Brett Redman, AGL Taking Care Of Supervisor, and Chief Executive Officer.

” We’re thrilled to be giving the green light to the Torrens grid-scale battery, the initial one in the AGL network that is under advancement, as well as I wish to give thanks to Preacher van Holst Pellekaan for his assistance and also commitment to this project,” Mr. Redman included.

Mentioning the project, Redman specified, “We put forward our vision for this project less than six months back, and also with the effort of our group as well as support from the South Australian government we are currently prepared to make this a reality.”

Getting even more power from wind than any other state, this battery will contribute in keeping a reputable and economical supply for houses and companies in South Australia in the years ahead.

Along with this project, AGL is likewise creating a 200MW battery at its Loy Yang A power station, a 150MW battery at its Liddell power station, and a 50MW battery in Broken Hillside in addition to sustaining grid-scale battery projects consisting of Wandoan, Maoneng, and Dalrymple.

AGL is targeting full procedure of the system by early 2023. The battery has actually been prepared to be efficient in a growth of approximately four hrs in duration, allowing AGL to adjust to changing market conditions.

AGL Chief Operating Police officer Markus Brokhof announced that this battery modern technology is vital to improving the power system’s flexibility while leading Australia’s energy change as well as continuous assimilation of renewables.

” It is through low discharge firming innovation, like batteries, that we are continuing to drive AGL’s power transition as well as respond to the accelerating market forces of client need, neighborhood expectation, as well as the growth of modern technology,” Mr. Brokhof added.

He better ended, “Our battery program will certainly also sustain us in achieving the objectives as well as targets set out in our Climate Statement, which includes our target of web no discharges by 2050, a target we show to the South Australian Federal Government.”

Just recently this month, the South Australian federal government authorized a huge project in Goyder South for a 1.8 GW crossbreed, plus battery project. The project, when finished, is anticipated to take the state to an internet 100 percent number for sustainable power supplies.




Markus Brokhof

Brett Redman

AGL Energy Battery Storage

Grid-Scale battery



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