The Blyth Battery, being developed by Neoen, is a proposed 200 megawatt / 400 megawatt-hour battery located in the mid-north of South Australia.
The battery will be located near the Blyth West substation and will connect to ElectraNet’s transmission network. The proejct will primarily store energy from Neoen's 70-megawatt Goyder South Stage One wind farm.
The Blyth Battery will supply BHP's Olympic Dam operations with energy through a Power Purchase Agreement.
|Nov 2021||Project Announcement|
|Dec 2022||Contract Award|
|Dec 2022||Construction Commencement|
|2025||Expected Construction Completion|
The project recieved an unspecified funding contribution from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to equip the asset with grid-forming inverter technology.
|Successful Tenderer:||Elecnor and NHOA Consortium|
|Nov 2021||NEOEN announced the project.|
|Nov 2022||NEOEN and BHP signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Blyth Battery and Goyder South Stage One wind farm to supply power to BHP's Olympic Dam operations.|
|Dec 2022||The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced the project was one of eight Battery Energy Storage Systems which would recieve funding through the ARENA’s Large Scale Battery Storage Funding Round.|
|Jan 2023||NEOEN announced it awarded an Elecnor and NHOA Consortium the contract to deliver the battery in December, and that construction had commenced on the project.|
South Australia |
Project websiteBlyth Battery
2022/11/03 - BHP
2022/11/03 - NEOEN