The Great Western Battery involves the installation of a 500-megawatt, 1000 megawatt-hour battery at Wallerawang in NSW. The project is being developed by Neoen and will use existing network infrastructure near the decommissioned Wallerawang Power Station to connect to the national grid.
The project includes the construction of battery enclosures, inverters, transformers, a transmission line connection to the existing Wallerawang sub-station and is separate to the Wallerawang Battery which is located in the same area.
The Battery will aim to provide Fast Frequency Response services to the National Electricity Market and act as a reserve to augment power supplies in the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone.
|Dec 2020||NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment SEARs requested.|
|Feb 2021||The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment of the project.|
|Mar 2022||The project's Environmental Impact Statement was placed on public exhibition, closing on 4 April.|