Gould Creek 450MWh BESS gets development approval

Gould Creek 450MWh BESS gets development approval

Gould Creek 450MWh BESS gets development approval 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

November 10, 2021: Maoneng Australia’s 225MW Gould Creek Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) has been granted development approval by the South Australian government in early November and the company should power 40,000 homes during peak hour, when completed in 2023.

Located just 22 kilometres outside Adelaide and covering approximately 3.4 hectares of land, the project is expected to take 12 months to complete and will provide up to 160 construction jobs and 2 full-time maintenance positions after construction is complete.

The Gould Creek BESS will store approximately 450MWh of electricity and will embed electricity generation to supply into the Australian grid and support South Australia’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet our clean energy transition.

The Gould Creek BESS project should be in operation in the second quarter of 2023.

The Gould Creek BESS site consists of private freehold land on which approximately 2.4 hectares of land will be used for the BESS units and an additional 1 hectare will be used to house operational and maintenance equipment. Below is a preliminary layout based on the technical assessment and consultation undertaken to date.

This preliminary layout provides for a 225MW/450MWh BESS; the capacity of the project is based on the available capacity at the Para 330kV transmission substation that the project will connect to. The project is a standalone BESS which will charge and discharge from the National Electricity Market and will not have a generation component like a solar or wind farm.