Technology group WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ has been selected by Origin Energy as the preferred contractor to deliver the 460MW / 920MWh first phase of what it says will be â€œone of Australiaâ€™s largest energy storage projectsâ€.
The Eraring battery will be installed at Originâ€™s Eraring Power Station, with the potential for it to be expanded to 700 MW / 2,800 MWh in the future.
The companies have signed an engineered equipment delivery (EEQ) contract with a total value of slightly more than â‚¬300 million, WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤â€™s “largest single energy storage deal to-date”. Equipment delivery is expected to occur from October 2023 to September 2024.
The Eraring battery will be connected to Australiaâ€™s National Electricity Market (NEM) and â€œsupport energy security and reliabilityâ€ in the state of New South Wales, a statement said.