Battery storageProject Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration (ESCRI) Phase 2
The final report of the ESCRI project reports on the performance of the battery over the life of the project, the influence the project has had on other battery projects, and the key learnings of the project.
Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration, South Australia (ESCRI-SA) is a 30 MW, 8 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Dalrymple on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia.
The Dalrymple ESCRI-SA BESS has been used as a vehicle of headline innovation leadership across a broad range of services that has included:
- development of a first-of-its-kind commercial model to support the provision of regulated reliability and security services by a Network Service Provider (ElectraNet) alongside competitive market services (AGL), challenging perceived limitations to network ownership of battery energy storage technologies
- navigating the market registration, licensing and connection processes for the first time, paving the way for others to follow – a very transparent approach assisted AEMO in developing registration procedures for utility-scale battery technology
- largest autonomous regional micro-grid development to date, co-optimised for both grid-connected and islanded operation with 100% renewables, allowing seamless transition between the two operating modes (for both planned and unplanned islanding)