5 April 2020
The Northern Territory Government today approved procurement of a large-scale energy storage system for the Darwin-Katherine grid. The project, to be delivered by Territory Generation, will offer significant system security, environmental and financial benefits, including:
- increased stability and reliability of power supply to the Darwin-Katherine grid
- reduced carbon emissions
- enabling the uptake of renewables from large scale solar projects.
Territory Generation Chief Executive Officer, Gerhard Laubscher, emphasised the importance of the project for the Northern Territory Government and for the Darwin-Katherine region.
“This is a key strategic project for the Northern Territory Government that will ensure stable and reliable power for the homes and businesses of approximately 170,000 Territorians while allowing further solar uptake into the grid.
“The Darwin-Katherine Energy Storage System will facilitate the Northern Territory Government’s target of 50% renewables by 2030 and the pathway to net zero emissions by 2050,” Mr Laubscher said.
$30 million in funding has been allocated for the project with procurement to commence in the coming months.
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