Neoen, one of the world’s top producers of exclusively renewable energy, has expanded the size of its Western Downs Battery in Queensland, Australia.
Initially planned at 200 megawatts, with the expansion, the Western Downs Battery will now have an installed capacity of 270 megawatts, allowing it to play a more central role in Queensland’s rapidly accelerating energy transition. The extension will be delivered by Tesla and construction contractor UGL (a member of the CIMIC Group), which commenced construction of the initial stage of the project in January.
Western Downs Battery will be capable of performing a range of network services to the Queensland grid, including firming renewables, providing frequency services and transmission network support. The battery is currently under construction and is located within Neoen’s Western Downs Green Power Hub. The hub includes Australia’s largest solar farm, which was recently commissioned and includes 460 megawatts of