Battery storageProject Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration (ESCRI) Phase 2
This Project Operational Report is the second of four six-monthly operational reports required under Phase 3 and focuses specifically on core components of the Project operation, and lessons learnt on the journey of full operation.
This document is a public report issued as part of the Knowledge Sharing commitments of Phase 3 of the Energy Storage for Commercial Renewables Integration, South Australia (ESCRI-SA Project), in accordance with the Funding Agreement between ElectraNet and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). ARENA has contributed funding support through its Advancing Renewables Programme.
ESCRI-SA involves the installation of a 30 MW, 8 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Dalrymple on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia. Phase 1 of the Project, completed in 2015, involved preliminary business case work. Phase 2 was the actual procurement, installation, and commissioning and Stage 3 is the operation of the asset.
Two public reports on Phase 2 have been published:
- The “Project Summary Report – The Journey to Financial Close”, published in May 2018. This detailed the approach and resolution of issues required to commence the Project. It is referred to herein as the “Project Summary Report”
- The “ESCRI-SA Battery Energy Storage Project Commissioning Report – From Financial Close to Commissioning”, published in October 2018. This detailed the journey and lessons learnt in project delivery through to commissioning. It is referred to herein as the “Project Commissioning Report”