Battery storageProject Gannawarra Energy Storage System (GESS)
This Operational Report #1 and #2 covers the time from completion to the end of the first 2 x six month periods (March to August 2019 and September 2019 to February 2020) of operation of GESS.
The 25MW / 50MWh Gannawarra Energy Storage System has already provided a range of insights into what – from a development, regulatory and deployment perspective – is required to retrofit a new battery system to an existing solar farm; in this case the 50MWAC Gannawarra Solar Farm. This operational report extends these learnings to provide insights into how a battery and solar system, sharing the same connection infrastructure, behaves in an operational setting. It does so over the two 6-month periods of March to August 2019 and September 2019 to February 2020.