Pacific Hydro has received approval from the South Australian Government to install a battery at the Clements Gap Wind Farm.
The battery will store energy and help to provide better network security to the people of South Australia.
The development area is approximately 8300m2 on privately-owned land next to the wind farm substation. The battery infrastructure is still subject to design but is expected to include up to 30 modulated storage containers and will be accessed from Kirchener Road.
The battery will connect to the grid using the existing powerlines.
The project will have an estimated capital investment of $77million. Pacific Hydro lodged a development application with the State Commission Assessment Panel in late 2020 and received development approval in May 2021.
Construction is expected to begin in mid 2022.