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Australian battery project supplied and commissioned by Ingeteam

Australian battery project supplied and commissioned by Ingeteam
  • 10 MW/20 MWh project associated with a wind farm.
  • Ingeteam supplied the battery containers, the power conversion systems, the control system, the commissioning of the array and the operation and maintenance services.

Ingeteam was selected as a technology partner by Global Power Generation (GPG), the international generation subsidiary of the Naturgy group, to equip an electricity storage project in Australia. The 10 MW, 20 MWh capacity battery system is associated with the 109 MW Berrybank 2 wind farm in Victoria, which GPG will start operating in the coming months. The battery storage facility, located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), will support ACT's distribution network at the Queanbeyan substation, in partnership with the region's transmission grid service provider, TransGrid.

This project represents a milestone for Ingeteam, as it is the first large-scale storage project in Australia for which the company has provided a comprehensive supply. In this regard, José Antonio Unanue, Director of Ingeteam's BESS (Battery Energy Storage Systems) business, stated that "this project has been a real challenge for us, as it involved the comprehensive supply (power stations, battery containers, control system, etc.) for a project developed in the antipodes, in a very complicated context due to the numerous restrictions posed by the pandemic. The project could not have been completed without the essential contribution of our subsidiary in Australia. Which is why we in the BESS business are very pleased and proud to have successfully brought it to fruition".

Ingeteam supplied two power conversion systems (all-in-one electricity substations integrating battery inverters, transformers, medium voltage cells, etc.), four 2.5 MW/5 MWh battery storage containers and the control system to manage the operation of the entire storage plant. Ingeteam conducted the commissioning of the plant and will also be responsible for operation and maintenance via its local subsidiary.

This is the second large-scale storage project in Australia that Ingeteam is involved with and the third in Oceania. Ingeteam had previously supplied power conversion systems for projects on the continent.

Global Power Generation (GPG), a joint venture between Naturgy Energy Group, SA (75%) and Kuwait Investment Authority (25%), manages a total installed capacity of more than 4 GW in 8 countries.