Akaysha Energy, now owned by BlackRock, has won a tender to deliver the Waratah Super Battery, which will be built north of Sydney, Australia.
The company confirmed it has been contracted to deliver a battery capable of providing a guaranteed continuous active power capacity of at least 700 MW and a guaranteed useable energy storage capacity of at least 1400 MWh.
However, it added that the physical size of the of battery storage system is anticipated to be 850 MW/1,680 MWh, allowing it to trade the additional 150 MW/280 MWh of capacity in the electricity market, while potentially releasing it during off-peak times.
Akaysha Energy’s winning bid in the tender saw it lead a consortium which also included US equipment manufacturer Powin and Consolidated Power Projects Australia (CPP). Powin will provide the battery hardware and software, including its modular Centipede battery energy storage system (BESS) platform and Stack OS control system. Powin’s wholly owned subsidiary, EKS Energy, will provide the power conversion systems.
Meanwhile, CPP has then been selected as the engineering procurement and construction contractor for the project. It will be responsible for all site works, including installation and high-voltage connections.
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Interesting Blackrock article regarding yet another large battery. Two things to note however.
1) Even at this size this battery has the ability to power the local grid for at most an hour or so.
2) Like all batteries no matter the size it takes much more electricity to keep them charged than they ever will export to the grid. That is basic physics. So more large batteries means much more capacity is needed in the existing power grid……NOT LESS! Grid capacity is at breaking point now, that’s also a fact as confirmed by the grid operator AEMO. So adding more and more large batteries is going to mean more and more blackouts…..NOT LESS!
Yes Rob —but this is engineering a very calculated exact measurement volume size and capacity oriented predictable science of —-These new expectations are to be delivered by venture finance –futures and praying for miracles ….
it is important that electricity is produced with all other production than coal, gas. and transfer cables in good condition and ten similar electrical stores, it’s 10 hours, if it’s not enough, another 14 more and panels, the deserts are all over the place. and the tickling is over
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