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Quinbrook to construct 2000MWh battery project in Australia

It will be housed within the hyper-scale data storage campus project in Brendale

Investment manager Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners is planning to build a 2,000 megawatt-hour battery energy storage system which will be co-located within its data storage campus projects in Australia.

In a statement, Quinbrook said it secured a 30-hectare site near Brendale in Queensland, and adjacent to the South Pine substation for the Supernode data storage campus project for the four hyper-scale data centres.

The project will connect directly to the South Pine substation, offering up to 800MW of power supply capacity with three separate high voltage connections, it said.

These high capacity power connections together with Queensland’s low cost and abundant renewable power resources, will offer data centre customers at Supernode significant renewable power cost savings relative to interstate campus locations. Quinbrook plans to procure, self-develop and construct the renewables supply capacity needed by Supernode customers as their energy demands grow,” the company said.

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It added that the battery project, which will be one of the largest battery storage installations in the Australian National Electricity Market, will provide additional dispatchable supply services to the grid to firm more renewable capacity, and put downward pressure on power prices. It will also reduce the risk of power outages in Queensland.

The company said the estimated capital investment for the planned hyper-scale data storage and battery facility will reach up to $2.5b when fully constructed.

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