INPEX to build solar and battery project in New South Wales

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Japan’s INPEX has reached a final investment decision on a hybrid solar and battery energy storage system project in New South Wales through Enel Green Power Australia (EGPA), in which it has a 50% stake.

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The Quorn Park Hybrid Project will provide a power supply combining a 98MWdc of photovoltaic power generation and 20MW/40MWh battery energy storage system connected to a grid, and will be one of the most advanced hybrid projects in Australia.

The project is expected to help maximise revenue and stabilise the grid by efficiently charging and dispatching electricity generated from solar power and regulating the electricity sent to the grid.

EGPA is currently engaged in renewable energy operations including hybrid power generation combining photovoltaic and wind power generation with BESS across Australia, as well as the expansion of innovative solutions including retail and trading.

INPEX plays an active role in managing EGPA’s renewable energy portfolio and supporting the company’s business development as it seeks to enhance EGPA’s output capacity.

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The Quorn Park Hybrid Project is expected to contribute to the energy transition in Australia, which is one of INPEX’s core business areas, and help achieve the country’s net zero targets.

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