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Australia opens proposals for 250-megawatt Big Canberra Battery

December 23, 2021

Renew Economy:

The ACT government has issued an open call for expressions of interest for proposals for its 250MW Big Canberra Battery Project.

The ACT’s coordinator-general for climate action, Sam Engele, wrote to stakeholders on Wednesday advising that the EOI process had been commenced, which will seek to identify a shortlist of potential proponents for the big battery project.

The ACT government is supporting the creation of the 250MW Big Canberra Battery project – that had been an election promise of ACT Labor – that is likely to consist of several smaller batteries distributed across the national capital, with varying levels of storage.

“This first stream of procurement for the Big Canberra Battery project will focus on batteries that are connected to the ACT electricity network and are 10 MW or larger,” Engele’s update said.

The ACT government has previously revealed that it received 42 proposals in response to an initial round of market sounding for the project, indicating the significant interest in potential participants in the project.

[Michael Mazengarb]

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