Carnegie submits proposal to help fix SA energy crisis

Utility scale battery energy storage system designed and delivered by Carnegie’s Energy Made Clean.

Carnegie Clean Energy has submitted a proposal to the South Australian Government’s Expression of Interest process regarding the provision of utility scale battery energy storage solutions into the state’s electricity network.

The South Australian Government is supporting the construction of Australia’s largest battery to store energy from the wind and sun, as part of its $550 million energy plan.

Carnegie, through its wholly owned subsidiary Energy Made Clean, has teamed up with battery manufacturer Samsung SDI and engineering and construction company, Lendlease, for the proposal.

Carnegie’s managing director Dr Michael Ottaviano said as renewable energy penetration inevitably increased across the country, the need for utility-scale energy storage would grow in lockstep.

“Carnegie’s approach is focused on finding economical ways of delivering this emerging product at strategic locations where it can be of most benefit,” Dr Ottaviano said.

“The deployment of utility scale battery systems creates an opportunity for South Australia and Australia to develop a new local industry and export this capability throughout our region.”

Carnegie’s consortium also includes financial, project and energy retailing partners and preferred locations for a range of different energy storage blocks across the South Australian electricity network.