In January 2021, Origin announced plans to progress the development of a major grid scale battery at Eraring.
This battery has a potential peak generation output of 700 MW. If it goes ahead it will be one of the largest battery projects (in terms of both peak power output and energy duration) in NSW and Australia.
- The battery can provide 700 MW of power for up to 4 hours, or lesser loads for longer periods (such as 200 MW over 14 hours).
- At peak output levels, the battery would meet the energy needs of approximately 150,000 homes for up to 4 hours.
Delivering high loads quickly when intermittent renewable energy sources are not available will help meet NSW demand and provide grid security.
Locating the battery at Eraring takes advantage of the existing transmission and grid connection infrastructure. This means there's no need for construction of additional lines or procurement of easements.
Battery project status
An Eraring Battery Energy Storage System Scoping Report has now been lodged with the NSW Department of Planning. This report provides a detailed description of the project that helps the NSW Department of Planning and other referral agencies determine what’s required in the subsequent Environmental Impact Statement.
Keeping you informed
Origin is committed to keeping the local community informed as this project progresses. We'll regularly update this site as key milestones are met.
You can view our community updates and email us or call 1800 677 315 for further information.