Project

Eraring Big Battery

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Eraring Big Battery

Origin Energy has announced plans to build a new large-scale battery on the site of the 2,880 MW Eraring Power Station, near Lake Macquarie. The project has an overall capacity of up to 700 megawatts (MW) and a four-hour dispatch duration. The Eraring Big Battery will use existing transmission infrastructure and will progressively commence operations over three phases.

Origin Energy has lodged an enquiry with TransGrid to connect the proposed battery via the Eraring substation to the national energy grid.

Key Dates

Jan 2021 EOIs Open
Jul 2022 Phase One expected to commence operations

Procurement

Procuring Agency: As the developer, Origin Energy will oversee procurement.
Tenderers (EOI/ROI): Origin Energy issued an EOI for the supply and installation of the battery.

PROJECT HISTORY

Jan 2021 Expressions of Interest opened for the project. Origin also lodged an enquiry with TransGrid to connect the proposed battery via the Eraring substation to the national grid. Origin Energy will require final Board approval to progress the project once a preferred supplier is selected and permits are obtained.
Apr 2021 The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements were issued for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the project.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
Resources
Media releases
2021/01/12