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09 May 2022 Posted by 


THE State Government is considering placing its new Waratah Super Battery on the former Lake Munmorah power station site.
Large battery project developers have been invited to register for an industry market forum and to prepare an expression of interest for the construction of the 700MW Super Battery. 
Treasurer and Energy Minister Matt Kean said the Waratah Super Battery would be the largest network battery in the Southern Hemisphere and would help to secure the State’s energy future following the closure of the Eraring Power Station.
“The Government will include proposals to build the battery on NSW Government-owned land, such as the former power station site at Lake Munmorah next door to the Colongra Power Station.”
“Currently power lines must operate well below their capacity so they can handle any sudden shocks, like a power surge from a bushfire or lighting strike.
“The network battery acts as a ‘shock absorber’ – it absorbs the power surge. This means that the extra transmission capacity is freed up to transport more electricity from existing generators such as Snowy Hydro.
He said the Waratah Super Battery would be in service well before the announced closure of the Eraring Power Station in 2025. 


Michael Walls
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