The Australian Energy Storage Alliance has launched a report, produced in partnership with AECOM on the “Opportunities for Utility Scale Battery Storage in NSW“.

The report points out that “utility-scale battery storage is widely viewed as being a key enabling technology that is likely to play a critical role in ensuring the provision of a secure and reliable electricity system in a future of high penetration variable renewable energy” but, as yet, there is no utility-scale battery storage connected in NSW.

The report discusses the opportunities for utility-scale battery storage in demand management, network support, generation support, ancillary services and market trading as well as the technical, commercial and regulatory risks which may be involved.

Finally, the report looks at the technical, commercial and regulatory trends affecting utility-scale battery storage in the State.

The report, which was supported by the NSW Energy & Resources Knowledge Hub through the NSW Department of Industry,  can be viewed and downloaded from the Australian Energy Storage Alliance web site https://energystoragealliance.com.au/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/AESA-AECOM_Report_June-2018.pdf