Battery storage plan for Port Augusta

Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have signed an agreement to build a 50MW/200MWh battery storage system alongside a solar farm in South Australia.

Renew Economy is reporting construction of the grid-scale battery is expected to begin before the end of the year, with plans to be operational in 2020.

Pangea Energy is part of Sen Tek Energy Solutions, a multinational renewable energy project developer in South East Asia. It signed the letter of intent with Canadian energy storage systems manufacturer CellCube this week.

Developed across 79ha in Port Augusta, the US$200 million (AU$290 million) project is the latest in a string of solar and wind farms proposed to be built in South Australia’s Mid North, in and around the former coal city of Port Augusta.