Battery storageProject Ballarat Energy Storage System (BESS)
This report outlines potential revenue opportunities for the Ballarat Battery Energy Storage System.
The Ballarat System is a 30megawatt (MW) / 30 megawatt-hour (MWh) system utilising Lithium-ion battery technology and Fluence’s proprietary hardware and software controls. The system is installed at Ballarat Terminal Station (BATS) and is connected to the transmission network via the BATS No.2 transformer tertiary winding (rated at 22kV 40MVA). The Ballarat System was designed to operate at 250 full cycle charge and discharges per annum and is registered to operate as a 30MW generator, a 30MW load, and to provide regulation Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) raise and lower as well as all six contingency FCAS markets. The Ballarat Terminal Station is the central hub for the electricity transmission network in western Victoria and the location was chosen to add new capabilities at AusNet Services’ existing facility to support further renewable electricity generation, in addition to over 620MW of local renewable energy generation at present.