Grid Stability for New South Wales

Neoen Australia

We own and operate SA’s big battery

Sharing Benefits

Making a difference in local communities

OVERVIEW

The Great Western Battery is a proposed 500MW stand-alone battery in NSW.

The name was chosen due to the project’s proximity to the Great Western Highway, one of Australia’s earliest inland roads.

The battery will be able to provide a variety of services to the grid including frequency control and load shifting, which are both necessary for the development of more renewable energy.

BATTERY

Battery storage allows us to store the energy and reinject it into the grid whenever it’s needed.

LOCATION

The Great Western Battery will be located in the Lithgow region of NSW, just north of Wallerawang and about a 40 minute drive from Bathurst.

It will be linked to Transgrid’s transmission network via a substation.

BENEFITS

FOR NEW SOUTH WALES

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

What Does a Big Battery Do?

What Does a Big Battery Do?

Ever wondered what a big battery does? Neoen and AusNet have made a wonderful animation that explores the many abilities of a grid-scale or big battery and the role they play in supporting the clean energy transition.

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The Learning Hub Launch

The Learning Hub Launch

We have recently developed the Learning Hub, an educational resource for local schools, as part of our community engagement. The Learning Hub is a stand-alone website with materials for Years 5-6 and another for Years 7-8, both centered around electricity and...

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Information Session – 3rd Feb 2021

Information Session – 3rd Feb 2021

Neoen are holding a Community Information Session to share information and hear your thoughts on the project. Click here to see more details. On the day, you can meet some of our project team, view maps and learn about the project, which is expected to bring...

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Numurkah Solar Farm in Victoria
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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 $116 million in 2019 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.