Supporting Renewables in Victoria

Securing Power for Victoria

Sharing Benefits

Making a difference in regional communities

OVERVIEW

The Victorian Big Battery is a 300 MW grid-scale battery storage project in Geelong, Australia which will store enough energy in reserve to power over one million Victorian homes for 1/2 an hour.

The battery has a 250 MW grid service contract with AEMO under direction from the Victorian Government. It will support Victoria’s clean energy transition and secure reliable, affordable power for Victorians, helping the state meet its renewable energy target of 50% by 2030.

Neoen is working together with Tesla and network partner AusNet Services to deliver this project, which is one of the largest batteries in the world.

BATTERY

The 300 MW / 450 MWh battery will consist of 210 Tesla Megapacks covering an area smaller than the football oval at Geelong’s GMHBA Stadium

Big Battery Victoria

LOCATION

The Victorian Big Battery will be located next to AusNet Services’ existing Moorabool Terminal Station, approximately 13km northwest of Geelong.

The site was chosen to allow the battery to connect into the existing high voltage transmission hub which means the power can be sent quicky to where it is needed.

BENEFITS

FOR ALL VICTORIANS

More renewables, reliable power, lower energy bills

FOR REGIONAL ECONOMY

Regional jobs & supply chain opportunities

For Local Community

Local community building & education initiatives

PROJECT LIFECYCLE

NEWS

Energisation Restarting

Energisation Restarting

Energisation testing will recommence on Wednesday 29th September after regulatory authorities provided the project with approval to resume energisation following the outcomes of the investigations. Here is Neoen's Media Release.   Investigations Over the past 8...

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UPDATE ON EMERGENCY INCIDENT

UPDATE ON EMERGENCY INCIDENT

During initial testing on Friday 30th July at approximately 10 -10.15am a fire occurred within one of the Tesla Megapacks at the Victorian Big Battery. There were no injuries, the site was disconnected from the grid and there has been no impact to electricity supply....

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Deliveries of the battery equipment continued during May and June and will continue until August. Both 180MVA 220/33kV transformers have now been successfully energised, which is a critical step in connecting the Victorian battery to the grid. The mechanical and...

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The big battery will help protect our network in summer, create jobs and drive down energy prices – as well as supporting our economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

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The big battery will help protect our network in summer, create jobs and drive down energy prices – as well as supporting our economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

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Neoen produce affordable reliable electricity from natural renewable sources such as the sun and wind.

With 12 years’ experience behind us, our technologies are tried, tested and proven. Our South Australian Big Battery has been keeping the lights on in SA since 2017, and saved consumers over $150 million in its first two years of operation alone!

We own and operate all of the projects we build (rather than developing them to be sold) and as long-term neighbours we are committed to sharing the benefits with surrounding communities.

This dedication to community and environment has made us a renewable energy developer of choice across Australia.