Epic Energy to deliver new 220MWh battery in South Australia

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Epic Energy has unveiled plans to build a new 220MWh DC standalone battery energy storage system alongside its two solar farms at Mannum in South Australia.

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The Mannum project is being developed by Canadian Solar through its wholly-owned subsidiary e-STORAGE, with construction to begin  in the second quarter of 2024.

The Mannum project will employ SolBank, a proprietary energy storage solution using robust and high-cycle capacity lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cells.

Epic Energy CEO Clive D’Cruz said, “The standalone battery storage system rounds out Epic Energy’s investment at the current Mannum site, with the battery to sit alongside Epic Energy’s two adjacent solar farms, which harness the region’s consistent sunlight.

“The battery will further support the South Australian electricity market and ongoing energy security by absorbing excess energy during the day and storing it for use during the evening peak.”

e-STORAGE president Colin Parkin said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Epic Energy and Recurrent as they expand their renewable energy portfolio in Australia by providing our energy storage technology platform.

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“The Mannum project will support Australia with the efficient development of its energy network, further facilitating the adoption of renewable energy generation.”

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