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SIMEC Energy Australia’s Playford Utility Battery gains Development Approval

Power News - Published on Thu, 13 Aug 2020

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Mr Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance member SIMEC Energy Australia has welcomed Development Approval for the 100MW Playford Utility Battery which will be built just outside of Port Augusta, 320km north of Adelaide in South Australia. Following the submission of a comprehensive Development Application, and subsequent review by the South Australian Government, the South Australian Minister for Planning, the Hon Stephan Knoll MP, has now signed off on the SIMEC Energy Australia Application to build one of the largest batteries in the world.

Delivering this important firming asset into the National Electricity Market, will provide greater stability and enable SIMEC Energy Australia to provide globally competitive energy to our customers. The battery will provide significant benefits for the region and energy users who partner with SIMEC Energy Australia for their energy needs. This asset is also being considered under the ARENA Advancing Renewables Program. This funding, if realised, will bring this project to life – enabling its delivery – as well as continuing to enhance retail electricity competition within South Australia.”

The Playford Battery has a nominal capacity of 100MW/100MWh, placing it at an equal power output to the Neoen/Tesla Hornsdale Power Reserve battery outside of Jamestown in the north of South Australia. The battery also has the capacity to provide a peak response of 135MW when demand is at its highest. Once energised, the Playford Battery will complement the output of our Cultana Solar Farm and provide several innovative services to the grid which include:

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 13 Aug 2020
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