Riverina and Darlington Point
The combined 150MW / 300MWh Riverina and Darlington Point Energy Storage Systems is located adjacent to TransGrid’s Darlington Point Substation in the Murrumbidgee Shire, South West NSW.
Developed by Edify, the lithium-ion battery serves to add more flexible dispatchable capacity to the NSW market and complement the significant presence of renewable generation in the region. It consists of three independent but co-located projects:
- 60MW / 120MWh Riverina Energy Storage System 1
- 65MW / 130MWh Riverina Energy Storage System 2
- 25MW / 50MWh Darlington Point Energy Storage System
EnergyAustralia has market control of two of the three independent, but co-located projects – the Riverina (65MW/130MWh) and Darlington Point (25MW/50MWh), for at least 10 years.
The project was developed to meet the requirements of Shell Energy and the NSW Government, with Shell Energy signing a long-term services agreement to access operational rights to the 60MW / 120MWh Riverina Energy Storage System 1.
In an industry first agreement, Federation Asset Management has acquired a majority shareholding of the project. Edify retains an equity share, in line with its business principles.
Critical to achieving Australia’s carbon emission reduction targets is the ability to rapidly increase the supply of renewable and secure energy available to government, businesses and consumers. The delivery of the Riverina and Darlington Point Energy Storage Systems provides innovative solutions to our complex energy challenges.
The project is on Wiradjuri country, the largest Aboriginal Nation in New South Wales. Known as the “people of 3 rivers” the Wiradjuri people are proud traditional custodians of the land with a deep understanding of how to live in harmony with the environment.
The first Knowledge Sharing Report for Darlington Point Energy Storage System is available to download. The report specifically addresses lessons learnt in the connection application process and the approach to design and construction for an advanced inverter plant compared to a traditional grid following plant.
EIS and Statutory Approvals
Full details of current statutory approvals and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and all associated appendices can be located at the NSW Planning Portal website.
The EIS can be found here
Statutory Approvals can be found here
The statutory approvals for the project can be found here
Audit Report Jan 23
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Stage 2b(iii) Approved Plans 2023
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Stage 2b(ii) Approved Plans 2023
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Stage 2b(i) Approved Plans 2022
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