Australian battery project supplied and commissioned by Ingeteam

Ingeteam has been 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 that is linked to the 109 MW Berrybank 2 wind farm in Victoria.
Australian battery project supplied and commissioned by Ingeteam
Courtesy of Ingeteam.

GPG will start operating the wind farm in the coming months. The 10 MW, 20 MWh capacity battery system 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.

The project is the first large-scale storage project in Australia for which the company has provided a comprehensive supply.

“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” said José Antonio Unanue, Director of Ingeteam's BESS (Battery Energy Storage Systems) business. “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.

The company also 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 percent) and Kuwait Investment Authority (25 percent), manages a total installed capacity of more than 4 GW in 8 countries.

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