Gould Creek BESS
225MW/450MWh utility-scale battery energy storage system project.

Scheduled for completion in 2023, Gould Creek BESS is a utility-scale battery located in Gould Creek approximately 22km NE of Adelaide SA.

Our commitment to a brighter future.

The battery system will store approximately 450MWh of electricity, which will power more than 40,000 homes.

225MW

battery power

450MWh

battery storage

40,000

homes powered

12 mths

construction period

PROJECT DETAILS

Gould Creek BESS will involve the development of a utility-scale battery energy storage system 22km NE of Adelaide in Gould Creek, South Australia; the Gould Creek BESS will have a capacity of 225MW which will connect into the Para 330kV transmission substation. The project will be completed in one stage.

The Gould Creek BESS would provide the following benefits, specific to Australia’s commitments

Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions required to meet our clean energy transition

Additionally, the proposal would allow for the:

  • Provision of embedded electricity generation, to supply into the Australian grid closer to the main consumption centres
  • Provision of social and economic benefits, through the provision of direct and indirect employment opportunities during construction and operation of the project

The Gould Creek BESS site is located around 22 km North East of the Adelaide CBD and around 15 km South of Gawler, within the Playford City Council Local Government Area (LGA). The site is located off Black Top Road and is situated directly adjacent to the Para 330kV transmission substation.

SITE LOCATION

The Gould Creek BESS site is located around 22 km North East of the Adelaide CBD and around 15 km South of Gawler, within the Playford City Council Local Government Area (LGA). The site is located off Black Top Road and is situated directly adjacent to the Para 330kV transmission substation.

The Gould Creek BESS site consists of private freehold land on which approximately 2.4 hectares of land will be used for the BESS units and an additional 1 hectare will be used to house operational and maintenance equipment. Below is a preliminary layout based on the technical assessment and consultation undertaken to date.

This preliminary layout provides for a 225MW/450MWh BESS; the capacity of the project is based on the available capacity at the Para 330kV transmission substation that the project will connect to. The project is a standalone BESS which will charge and discharge from the National Electricity Market and will NOT have a generation component like a solar or wind farm.

SITE PLANNING

Given the capital cost of the project, its development application will be assessed by the SA Department for Energy and Mining (DEM).

In this context, a Crown Sponsorhip of the Gould Creek BESS project will be sought out to support the Development Application.

Once Crown Sponsorship has been received it will be added to the Development Application along with all other necessary planning requirements that consist of the following:

  • Studies undertaken will include
  • Heritage (including Aboriginal heritage);
  • Visual amenity;
  • Noise assessment;
  • Hazard assessment;
  • Soils and water;
  • Traffic assessment;

Project progress

Development Application

  • Lodgement
  • Public Exhibition
  • Final Assessment
  • Grid Studies
  • Construction Tender
  • Financial Close
  • Construction
  • Energised

Community Benefits

Engagement with the local community is an important value of Maoneng and is integral to this project. We would like to ensure that open dialogue and information transfer can occur with local residents, stakeholders and the wider community in an easy and efficient manner.

We would like to ensure that there is no “surprise” to the community and that a long-term relationship is maintained between the project team and all project stakeholders.

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Maoneng is an Australian owned renewable energy company focused on development, delivery, operations and long term ownership of utility scale solar and battery assets, critical for powering a sustainable world.

Maoneng pride themselves on being early embracers of technology and market innovations. Investments we have made in broadening our focus to the battery sector have been recognised in the AGL contract for 400MWh of battery storage in NSW.

Maoneng’s have delivered over 300 MW of solar energy solutions and have a development pipeline comprising of approximately 2000 MW of utility scale solar and battery energy projects across the APAC region.

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