In Origination

Limestone Coast Energy Park

500MW / 1,500MWh Battery Energy Storage Park in South Australia

The Limestone Coast Energy Park is a significant new grid-scale battery project to be developed in regional South Australia. It will deliver a major increase in energy storage capacity in the region, strengthening the state’s energy stability and supporting its net-zero transition.

Once operational, the 1.5GWh battery will charge excess renewable energy from the grid and discharge it at periods of peak demand – helping to stabilise the grid and energy costs for South Australian customers.

The energy park will have the capacity to store almost 60% of SA’s residential solar output for up to a 4 hour period, enabling an average of 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide to be avoided each year by discharging renewable power to the grid during evening peak times and overnight.

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Location

The Energy Park will be strategically located adjacent to the South East Substation, 10 kms outside of the city of Mount Gambier. It will connect into the established transmission infrastructure with virtually no impact on the local landscape and communities. Once established it will be surrounded by a corridor of native vegetation.

The energy park will store almost 60% of SA's residential solar output for a period of up to 4hrs
On average the energy park will mean 70,000 tonnes of CO2 are avoided each year by discharging the battery into the evening peak and overnight.

Our community commitment

Pacific Green is dedicated to creating a cleaner environment for our communities. We do this by delivering innovative energy storage solutions that enable Australia’s net-zero transition. We also partner with communities where we deliver projects to develop wider social value creation beyond our core business.

Once operational, the Limestone Coast Energy Park will charge excess renewable energy from the grid and discharge it at periods of peak demand – helping to stabilise the grid and energy costs for South Australian customers.

Safety and sustainability

The safety of our employees and the communities in which we operate takes precedence in all we do. In addition to first-class technical engineering that’s designed to meet International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Australian standards, all Pacific Green energy storage projects undergo rigorous safety and security testing to minimise safety risks.

In Origination

Project status

This project is currently going through its regulatory approval process and is scheduled to be constructed in 2024.

During the construction phase several employment and contracting opportunities will be available and we will aim to engage local contractors, suppliers and businesses where possible. For further information on the project and to keep up to date with its progress, please visit limestonecoast.energypark.au where you can also register for our community updates.