The company confirmed it has submitted a response to the Government of South Australia’s Expression of Interest process regarding the provision of utility scale battery energy storage solutions into the South Australia electricity network.

Carnegie, through its 100% owned subsidiary Energy Made Clean, is currently the largest Australian designer and integrator of utility scale battery storage solutions. Carnegie is one of the largest employers in the renewable energy industry in Australia with a team of over 100 and has delivered more than 25 utility scale battery systems across Australia.

Carnegie is uniquely positioned to deliver an Australian led-solution into the South Australian electricity network.
For this opportunity, Carnegie has teamed with Samsung SDI, a world leader in the manufacture and supply of utility scale lithium ion battery cells. The world’s largest battery storage facility, a 120MWh plant commissioned earlier this year in California, used Samsung’s batteries and was delivered in a 6 month timeframe. Samsung has delivered more than 1300MWh of utility battery storage globally.

Lendlease Services will also be core to the delivery of this project, via its Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) joint venture with Energy Made Clean. Lendlease has approximately 3,000 people and has a presence in every Australian state and territory, including a team on the ground in South Australia currently delivering distribution network construction and maintenance services.

Carnegie’s consortium also includes financial, project and energy retailing partners and preferred locations for a range of different energy storage blocks across the South Australian electricity network.

Carnegie’s Managing Director, Dr Michael Ottaviano, commented: “As renewable energy penetration inevitably increases across the country, the need for utility scale energy storage will grow in lockstep. Carnegie’s approach is focused on finding economical ways of delivering this emerging product at strategic locations where it can be of most benefit. The deployment of utility scale battery systems creates an opportunity for South Australia and Australia to develop a new local industry and export this capability throughout our region.”

Doug Moss, Managing Director, Lendlease’s Services business said: “Lendlease has a long history delivering many notable projects in South Australia, including the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Flinders University at Tonsley and the Southern Expressway Duplication. Through its Engineering and Services businesses, Lendlease is currently delivering the Northern Connector.”