Up until now, renewable power plants could only dispatch energy as they generated it, in other words, when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining. Since solar and wind power isn’t generated at a constant rate and is weather dependant, connecting a battery to a renewable power station means that wind or solar energy can be stored and quickly dispatched to the grid when it’s needed when or when there’s no generation.
This year, Origin expects 350 MW of new solar energy to come online into its portfolio, with the Bungala 1, Daydream and Clare solar farms all nearing completion.
We want to lead Australia’s transition to lower emissions and have been working towards a low carbon future both on a large utility scale and in the home for many years.
By 2020, we’re aiming for more than 25 per cent of our generation to come from renewable energy, up from just over 10 per cent today and by 2032, we have committed to halve our Scope 1 and 2 emissions in line with the Paris 2°C goal, by exiting coal, increasing reliance on gas and adding more renewables to our portfolio.