Octopus’ 1GWh Blackstone Battery gets planning tick

Rendered image of the 1GWh Blackstone Battery
Image: Firm Power

Octopus Australia‘s 1GW Blackstone Battery has been granted planning approval from  Ipswich City Council.

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The Blackstone storage development is Queensland’s biggest battery storage project. The project is located 30km from Brisbane and has the ability to power around 70,000 homes.

Once constructed, the battery project will compliment Octopus’s other wind and solar assets in Queensland, including the operational Dulacca Wind Farm and the Ardandra Battery and Solar Farm currently in development.

Given the high volumes of solar generation in Queensland, the Blackstone Battery will play a vital role in capturing energy generated during the day and redistributing it in the evening to meet peak demand periods.

Octopus co-managing director renewables Australia Sonia Teitel said, “The planning approval for the Blackstone Battery is a significant step towards building Octopus’s integrated portfolio of multi-technology renewable assets. The Blackstone Battery will play a pivotal role in delivering reliable renewable energy generation in Queensland and supporting the state’s transition towards a renewable future.”

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Octopus Australia continues to collaborate closely with key stakeholders Firm Power and Powerlink towards the next phases of the project.

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