Doosan GridTech to deliver 100 MW energy storage system in Queensland

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Photo Credit: Vena Energy — artist rendering of Wandoan South BESS

Vena Energy-Australia announced last week that it chose Doosan GridTech to be its engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner to build Queensland’s largest energy storage system. The battery energy storage system (BESS) will help improve grid stability and support the state’s shift to renewable energy, according to a press release. Located near Wandoan, the BESS will have a discharge capacity of 100 MW and deliver 150 MWh.

Doosan’s design features:

  • a customized battery building that will efficiently manage the safety, protection, and ambient temperature control for more than 20,000 lithium-ion batteries;
  • Doosan’s control and monitoring software to operate the plant’s energy management system and allow the BESS’ participation in the ancillary service market;
  • the ability to convert to battery/solar hybrid control for future system evolution.

“As our first grid-scale energy storage project, the Wandoan South BESS in South West Queensland required an EPC partner that carries Doosan’s expertise depth and market credibility,” said Anil Nangia, Head of Vena Energy-Australia.

Adrian Marziano, General Manager, Doosan GridTech- Australia, added, “We are demonstrating that competitively priced turnkey systems deployed alongside advanced and flexible control platforms are winning propositions for global renewable developers. Turnkey delivery provides simplicity of purchase and a higher degree of short-term risk management. Advanced and upgradable software ensures long-term risk management in the form of flexibility for technology options and adaptation to meet future grid needs.”

Doosan’s Intelligent Controller (DG-IC) will be the operating software platform of the Wandoan South BESS. It is one of the first storage control systems built on open standard interfaces and is custom designed to meet the Australian transmission system’s rigorous requirements, said Doosan.

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