AMPYR and Shell Energy to develop 500MW energy storage system in New South Wales

AMPYR Australia and Shell Energy Australia have signed a joint development agreement for a proposed battery energy storage system at Wellington in New South Wales.

The target capacity of the Wellington BESS is 500MW/1,000 MWh, making it one of the largest battery storage projects in the state.

It will connect to the TransGrid Wellington substation, next to the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (Central West Orana REZ), and complement nearby existing renewable energy generation assets as well as the proposed additional generation to be delivered as part of the Central West Orana REZ.

The Wellington BESS will smooth out fluctuations in electricity supply from these new intermittent power sources, providing system security benefits and other network services.

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