A Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is an energy storage system that uses a group of batteries to store electrical energy from the grid and renewable projects such as solar and wind farms.
These storage systems take advantage of weather conditions that generate additional energy supply by storing the energy in the battery system and releasing it to the grid at times of demand.
The stored energy can be drawn upon when needed to meet various demands for power, as well as providing other advantages, such as improving grid stability.
They are crucial to the increased adoption of de-centralised power infrastructure models and are playing an increasingly important role in the green energy transition in Australia and abroad.
We will soon begin construction on Australia’s first 8-hour battery after being successful in the New South Wales Long Term Energy Service Agreements tender. The Limondale BESS will be constructed within the site boundary of the existing Limondale Solar Farm and will have a planned installed capacity of 50 MWs for a duration of 8 hours.