Doosan GridTech will provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) support to Vena Energy-Australia to build an energy storage system in Queensland. This battery energy storage system (BESS) will support the state’s shift to renewable energy as well as contribute to improving grid stability. The BESS will be located near Wandoan with an installed capacity of 100 MW and will supply 150 MWh.
The design features include a customized battery that will efficiently manage the safety, protection, and ambient temperature control for more than 20,000 lithium-ion batteries; a control and monitoring software to operate the plant’s energy management and allow the BESS’ participation in the ancillary service market; and the ability to convert to the battery/solar hybrid control for future system evolution This will be Vena Energy- Australia’s first grid-scale energy storage project and thus required an EPC partner for expertise and market credibility. Doosan’s expertise depth and credibility are ideal as they demonstrate competitively priced turnkey systems deployed alongside advanced and flexible control platforms. Turnkey delivery provides simplicity of purchase, besides a higher degree of short-term risk management. Doosan’s Intelligent Controller (DG-IC) will be the software platform of the BESS.
In Australia, Vena Energy operates 2.5GW of renewable energy projects across the country. Vena Energy-Australia is a subsidiary of Vena Energy, an independent power producer in the Asia-Pacific region with over 11GW in operation, construction, and development.