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Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Battery Energy Storage System

  • Client Fluence
  • Project Duration January 2019 - May 2019
  • Delivery Timeframe 5 months
  • Project Value Approx. $1.2 million
  • Contract Type Construct
This project will provide important grid stability services to the South Australian electricity network 

The Customer

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services providers. It is the result of two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage joining together to form a new company dedicated to innovating modern electric infrastructure. In January 2018, Siemens and AES launched Fluence, uniting the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in the energy storage industry.

The Opportunity

Fluence was tasked with adding 10MW/10MWh lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to support the 59-turbine 212MW Lincoln Gap Wind Farm, which will reliably integrate the wind farm’s output to the National Electricity Market (NEM). The new energy storage platform aims to provide improved Fast Frequency Response (FFR) capabilities, helping the project to meet new interconnection requirements for renewable generation projects in South Australia. It will also deliver critical flexibility in the form of Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) directly into the NEM, which serves approximately 9 million customers in five regional jurisdictions including South Australia and Victoria. 

The Solution

The Lincoln Gap BESS will be the third-largest big battery in South Australia, after the Tesla big battery at Hornsdale Wind Farm and the Dalrymple North battery at the Wattle Point Wind Farm.

Enerven was responsible for the Stage 1 battery installation, which included procurement of cable, battery installation, installation of transformers and inverters, electrical reticulation, earthing, and control and telemetry equipment.

The project was delivered on-time and to-budget due to our proactive approach to providing a dependable service that seamlessly integrated with our customer's delivery model. This project also showcases our electrical construction and project delivery capability.

This project also highlights Enerven’s commitment to supporting and implementing renewable projects in South Australia.