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EnergyAustralia and Edify Energy are partnering up on two long-term battery storage service agreements within Darlingpoint and the Riverina in New South Wales. 

The projects will have the potential to power more than 46,0001 homes for two hours of peak demand before being recharged.

Under the agreements, EnergyAustralia will have market control of two of the three independent, but co-located projects – the Riverina (65MW/130MWh) and Darlington Point (25MW/50MWh), for at least ten years.

There will be a combined 90MW/180MWh in Darlington Point, New South Wales.

Edify Energy will oversee the project’s deployment and construction, which utilises Tesla Megapacks.

Construction will commence in late-2022 on the lithium-ion battery projects, which will bring flexible, dispatchable capacity to the New South Wales market and complement the significant volume of renewable generation in the region.

The projects are due for completion during the summer of 2023/24 and developed on traditional lands of Wiradjuri Country, the Darlington Point and Riverina Battery Energy Storage Systems.

EnergyAustralia and Edify first came together in 2017 with the offtake agreement for the Gannawarra Solar Farm in Victoria and then again in 2018 to successfully deliver the 25MW/50MWh Gannawarra Energy Storage System (GESS).  

Developed by Edify, EnergyAustralia holds the rights to charge and dispatch GESS’ energy into the National Electricity Market.

Mark Collette, Managing Director at EnergyAustralia, said he was pleased to partner once more with Edify on the new battery projects that will help secure the state’s energy future and support more renewables to enter the system.

“The Darlington Point and Riverina batteries will be added to our fleet of new flexible capacity projects, which demonstrate we are doing, not just dreaming, when it comes [to] advancing Australia’s clean energy future,” Mr Collette said.

Mr Collette said the technologies will become the backbone of a modern energy system and keep the lights on even when the sun isn’t shining. 

John Cole, Chief Executive at Edify, said it was great to expand the existing relationship with EnergyAustralia into New South Wales and he’s excited to advance the projects. 

Mr Cole said the experience that EnergyAustralia brings to the energy market, backed from their two previous partnerships, will harness their complementary capabilities. 

“Edify will continue to bring energy generation and storage projects to market that advance the dispatchability and resilience of a renewable power system,” Mr Cole said.

Locals residing in the broader Riverina area interested in hearing more about the battery storage projects can visit the website here.

The projects are due for completion during the summer of 2023/24.

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