Partners announce plan to build 27 regional batteries

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Sustainable Energy Infrastructure (SEI) and ACEnergy (ACE) have entered into a development agreement to build, own and operate a portfolio of Distributed Battery Energy Storage System (DBESS) facilities across regional Australia.

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The first phase of this program will comprise seven ~5MW DBESS projects with 2-hour batteries located across regional Victoria. The combined capacity of first phase is ~35MW/70MWh.

These DBESS projects will be constructed by ACLE Services (ACLE) on a full-wrap Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis with commissioning planned progressively to July 2025.

The second phase of the portfolio roll out is expected to deliver an additional 20 DBESS projects with a combined capacity of 100MW/200MWh across South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales.

SEI director Saji Anantakrishnan said, “We look forward to working with ACE and ACLE to deliver a portfolio of DBESS projects to support Australia’s energy transition as well as providing stability to local communities, consistent with SEI and PATRIZIA’s approach to responsible investment.

“The partnership between SEI and ACE is typical of our mid-market infrastructure strategy, which focuses on building long-term complementary partnerships with experienced industry counterparties to ensure strong value creation through an identified pipeline of growth opportunities.”

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ACEnergy managing director Raymond Wang said, “Developing projects in distribution networks has been a cornerstone of our operations. With extensive knowledge and experience throughout regional Australia, we are confident in successfully delivering these projects, as we have consistently done before.”

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