Ingeteam delivers Berrybank battery for GPG

Berrybank battery project (Ingeteam GPG)
Berrybank battery

Ingeteam was selected as a technology partner by Global Power Generation (GPG) to equip an electricity storage project in Australia.

The 10MW, 20MWh capacity battery system is associated with the 109MW Berrybank 2 wind farm in Victoria, which GPG will start operating in the coming months.

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The battery storage facility, located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), will support ACT’s distribution network at the Queanbeyan substation, in partnership with the region’s transmission grid service provider, TransGrid.

This project represents a milestone for Ingeteam, as it is the first large-scale storage project in Australia for which the company has provided a comprehensive supply.

Ingeteam BESS business director José Antonio Unanue said, “This project has been a real challenge for us, as it involved the comprehensive supply (power stations, battery containers, control system, etc) for a project developed in the antipodes, in a very complicated context due to the numerous restrictions posed by the pandemic. The project could not have been completed without the essential contribution of our subsidiary in Australia, which is why we in the BESS business are very pleased and proud to have successfully brought it to fruition.”

Ingeteam supplied two power conversion systems (all-in-one electricity substations integrating battery inverters, transformers, medium voltage cells, etc), four 2.5MW/5MWh battery storage containers and the control system to manage the operation of the entire storage plant.

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Ingeteam conducted the commissioning of the plant and will also be responsible for operation and maintenance via its local subsidiary.

This is the second large-scale storage project in Australia that Ingeteam is involved with and the third in Oceania. Ingeteam had previously supplied power conversion systems for projects on the continent.

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