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AGL completes 250 MW energy storage facility in Australia

The Torrens Island Grid Scale BESS is the second-largest battery project in the country.

AGL Energy has completed the construction of the 250-megawatt (MW)/250 MW-hour Torrens Island Grid Scale battery energy storage system (BESS) in South Australia, the second-largest operational battery in the country.

In a statement, technology group Wärtsilä, which partnered with AGL for the construction of the plant, said the Torrens Island Grid Scale Bess can supply power to around 75,000 South Australian homes for an hour which could potentially be extended to four hours in the future.

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AGL CEO Damien Nicks said the project will contribute to increasing its renewables by 12 gigawatts by 2035.

“We are taking action to deliver on our transition goals – this battery was constructed within 18 months – a great example of what can be achieved when government, regulators and the private sector are all working together,” he said.

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