Project

Mt Piper Battery Energy Storage System

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
Mt Piper Battery Energy Storage System

The Mt Piper Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project, proposed by EnergyAustralia, would comprise the development of 500 megawatt / 2,000 megawatt hour BESS. The project would be located approximately 25 kilometres from Lithgow in NSW.

Proposed infrastructure components include:

  • battery modules
  • investors
  • transformers
  • other high voltage infrastructure, and
  • ancillary infrastructure features including temporary construction and laydown areas, extension to existing internal access roads and installtion of a concrete platform for the BESS modules. 

Project construction may be staged depending on market conditions and site constraints.

Key Dates

Nov 2022 Project Announcement
Dec 2025 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2027 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: EnergyAustralia

PROJECT HISTORY

Nov 2022 The NSW Department of Environment and Planning published EnergyAustralia's Request for the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements and Scoping Report for the project.
Dec 2022 The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements were issued for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement of the project.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Project pages
NSW Planning Portal