Project

Waratah Super Battery

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Waratah Super Battery

The NSW Government will support the development of a gridscale battery storage facility with a 700-megawatt (MW), 1,400-megawatt-hour (MWh) capacity. This project was announced following Origin Energy's decision to bring forward closure of the Eraring Power Station to 2025.

Development of the project will be supported by an initial invesment by the NSW Government under its Transmission Acceleration Facility, and form part of the government's Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap.

Further details of the project’s location, source of capital investment, procurement, or long-term operation model have not yet been provided.

Key Dates

Feb 2022 Project Announcement
Apr 2022 EOIs Open
May 2022 EOIs Close
Dec 2025 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: The Energy Corporation of NSW (EnergyCo)

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2022 The NSW Government announced the project following an announcement by Origin Energy that it would bring forward closure of its 2,880 MW, coal-fired Eraring Power Station at Lake Macquarie in NSW.
Apr 2022 The Energy Corporation of NSW (EnergyCo) opened Expression of Interest (EOIs) for the project, closing on 2 May.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Media releases
2022/02/17