Project

Wallerawang Battery

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning
Wallerawang Battery

The Wallerawang Battery involves the development of a 500-megawatt/1000-megawatt-hour Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). The project will also include a transmission line connection between the BESS and the nearby TransGrid Wallerawang 330 kilovolt substation. Ancillary upgrades will also be made to the existing Wallerawang substation as part of the project.

The project will be located in the former Wallerawang Power Station site, approximately 12 kilometres north-west of Lithgow, within the Lithgow City Council Local Government Area. This project is separate to the Great Western Battery which is located in the same area. 

Key Dates

May 2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Oct 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Greenspot

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2021 Greenspot submitted the scoping report to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and requested the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements for the project.
Mar 2021 The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the project.
Feb 2022 The project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was put on public exhibition from Wednesday 9 February until Tuesday 8 March 2022.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
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