Squadron reveals plans for massive Koorakee Energy Park

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Squadron Energy, owned by Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s Tattarang, has revealed plans to build the 2GW Koorakee Energy Park comprising wind, solar and energy storage in New South Wales’ Riverina region.

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According to Recharge News, Squadron Energy’s scoping report for the Koorakee Energy Park reveals it plans to construct a 1GW wind farm, 1GW solar farm and 1GW/12GWh energy storage system—one of the biggest in the world.

For the energy storage system, Squadron is reportedly considering lithium-ion, lead acid and sodium sulphur batteries, as well as flow batteries, cryogenic storage and compressed air.

Koorakee Energy Park is planned over 58,000ha around 12km north of Euston, within the South West Renewable Energy Zone, and Squadron says it could power up to 1.1 million households across the state as it transitions from coal-fired power reliance.

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Squadron currently has 1.1GW of renewable energy in operation and 900MW under construction. The company is committed to launching 14GW of projects by 2030, powering the equivalent of six million homes.

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