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New South Wales Plans Three Batteries

This article on Energy Storage News is entitled Shell Battery Project In New South Wales Would Add 1GWh Energy Storage To Growing Market.

The three batteries are.

  • Shell – 500MW/1,000MWh BESS project in Wellington, in Central West NSW.
  • Waratah Super Battery 700MW/1,400MWh transmission system “shock absorber”
  • A proposed 500MW/2,000 MWh BESS from energy generator-retailer EnergyAustralia.


  1. All batteries appear to be lithium ion.
  2. This gives a total output of 1.7 GW and a total storage capacity of 4.4 GWh.
  3. The NSW government is targeting 12GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030.
  4. 3 GW of utility-scale wind and solar in development, construction, or already in operation, in the state.

The state seems to be making a good start.

October 17, 2022 - Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage | , , , ,


  1. Thats what you call worthwhile storage

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | October 17, 2022 | Reply

    • If the NSW batteries were just backing solar is would provide about two-and-a-half hours of backup.

      I believe that the ideal power configuration could involve solar, wind and a battery.

      Comment by AnonW | October 17, 2022 | Reply

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