Construction to begin on one of Queensland’s biggest Battery Energy Storage Systems

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Quinbrook will soon begin construction on one of Queensland’s biggest Battery Energy Storage System, after the ‘Supernode’ project reached financial completion.

  • One of Queensland’s biggest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will soon begin construction, after the ‘Supernode’ project reached financial completion
  • Quinbrook will construct a 250MW/2hr BESS at the Brendale site
  • Stage one of ‘Supernode’ is just part of a $2.5 billion data centre integrated facility powered by renewables and battery storage

Construction will soon begin on stage one of Quinbrook’s ‘Supernode’ project at Brendale.

Stage one will be the construction of one of Queensland’s biggest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).

The BESS will have a 250MW/2hr capacity and will enable the efficient storage of surplus solar and wind energy, aid the displacement of coal and other emissions-intensive generation sources.

Origin Energy has committed to the full capacity of stage one, under a recently completed agreement.

The ‘Supernode’ project is strategically located near the South Pine electricity substation.

This will be a significant advantage for the 2,000 Megawatt BESS.

Following stage one, a data storage facility is planned to be added to the site.

“When we announced this Supernode almost two years ago, I said it showed what the future holds for Queensland’s digital and renewables economy and the creation of knowledge-based jobs,” says Queensland Premier Steven Miles.

“Since then, we have made massive strides in making Queensland a clean energy powerhouse, anchored by our revolutionary Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan,” Queensland Premier Steven Miles.

“Renewable energy generation and storage like this will power us towards our 70% renewable energy targets,” Queensland Premier Steven Miles.

“Responsible emissions targets are essential to jobs in our existing industries like mining, agriculture, and manufacturing and it’s the key to creating more jobs in the new industries of the future, here in the south east and right across Queensland.

“We know we have the connection with the world to support new data centres, like the one that will be built here, creating high value jobs, that can be powered by renewable energy,” Queensland Premier Steven Miles.

“The successful close of Supernode stage one is significant for Queensland as it delivers valuable large-scale storage at the best possible location in the State’s power grid,” says Quinbrook Co-Founder David Scaysbrook.

“The South Pine site is a unique and strategic location offering unparalleled power supply access and redundancy and is testament to Quinbrook’s ability to source, fund and develop innovative projects for the benefit of our investors and provide tangible solutions to decarbonise power systems,” says Quinbrook Co-Founder David Scaysbrook.

This is just one of a number of projects coming to Queensland thanks to support from the Miles Government’s strategic investments in both digital technology infrastructure and renewables.

Source: © The State of Queensland 1997–2024

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