- The development activities are now underway for a 200 MW battery, based at Loy Yang in the Latrobe Valley
- AGL is leading the energy transition by developing a network of batteries, modernising Australia’s energy supply as per the company’s CEO
AGL has announced the development of a large grid-scale battery project in Victoria, as part of plans to develop an 850 megawatts (MW) multi-site, integrated battery system. It added that the development activities are now underway for a 200 MW battery, based at Loy Yang in the Latrobe Valley. It follows the recent acceleration of plans for a 250 MW battery at the Torrens Island Power Station in South Australia.
AGL CEO and managing director, Brett Redman said AGL is leading the energy transition by developing a network of batteries, modernising Australia’s energy supply. He added, “We’re proud to bring this technology to the Latrobe Valley, a community that both play such a pivotal role in Australia’s energy generation.”
Turning attention to batteries
He added, “The limiting factor for renewable technology has always been storage and we are taking control of these limitations by turning our attention to batteries.We are investing in our people, our communities and the technology and in doing so driving Australia’s energy transition responsibly. These battery projects are recharging our communities, as well as providing energy certainty for our customers.”
Redman also said that these projects align with the commitments the company made in Climate Statement, which sets target for net zero emissions by 2050. He added, “As Australia’s largest private investor in renewable energy, we know in order to deliver for our customers and communities we now need to lead the next phase of the energy transition by developing storage and firming technologies.”
He further stated that doing so means that the company will continue to support the energy industry as it transitions from coal to renewables and helps ensure our customers continue to have reliable and affordable energy.