Entura helps Infigen to connect new grid-scale battery
August 20, 2018
Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has been engaged by Infigen Energy to deliver grid connection support services to its new 25 MW / 52 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in South Australia.
The BESS will be located adjacent to Infigen’s existing 278.5 MW Lake Bonney Wind Farm and will be connected to the National Electricity Market (NEM) via the Mayurra substation owned by ElectraNet.
“Entura brings a wealth of expertise in hybrid renewables and generator connection, coupled with previous experience with Lake Bonney Wind Farm and ElectraNet,” said Infigen CEO Mr Ross Rolfe. “We’re pleased to be partnering with Entura in this important project that will deliver improved energy security and reliability of supply for South Australian energy consumers.”
As part of its scope, Entura has undertaken a grid connection study and is supporting Infigen as it finalises connection arrangements for the BESS.
“Grid-scale batteries play a key role in helping renewables to become dispatchable, allowing wind and solar farms to operate more flexibly and providing greater value to asset owners,” said Donald Vaughan, Entura’s Principal Consultant Electrical Primary Systems. “We’re delighted to be working once again with Infigen in this innovative project that will make a contribution to our client and the local community.”
Entura works with clients across Australia and the Pacific to help them tackle the challenges of creating hybrid renewable energy projects from small, remote locations through to utility-scale. The firm delivers safe and sustainable solutions, drawing on its extensive knowledge of all aspects across the full lifecycle of renewable energy assets, along with expertise in batteries, pumped hydro and other enabling technologies.