Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NRGV) (“Energy Vault”), a leader in sustainable, grid-scale energy storage solutions, today announced an award notice for Meadow Creek Solar Pty Ltd (“Meadow Creek” or “Meadow”) for the deployment of a 250 MW/500 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (“BESS”) at the Meadow Creek Solar Farm in Victoria, Australia. Developed by Meadow Creek, the 330MW solar farm is located three hours north of Melbourne, Australia, and provides carbon-free electricity to around 110,000 homes in the area.
Under this notice, Energy Vault will immediately commence advanced grid studies and modeling with Technical Advisor DNV as required by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for East Coast Interconnected Power Systems. and southeastern Australia.
Meadow Creek Solar Park has completed extensive work on project feasibility, including grid capacity, and is currently progressing through detailed environmental and technical assessments to support the development application process. The BESS, co-located with solar PV, will provide the resiliency and flexibility of charging and discharging, critical to bolster renewable energy supply on the grid as Australia adopts the operator’s integrated system plan of the Australian energy market.
“We are delighted to have been selected for this important project in Australia,” said Lucas Sadler, vice president of sales and business development, Asia and Pacific (APAC), Energy Vault. “Over the past few months, Australia’s new federal government has sent a strong mandate to the market to accelerate the transition to renewable energy technologies, backed by significant updates from the state government on its energy targets. Meadow Creek Solar Farm, Hybrid Solar PV and BESS Developments goals are well met with the release of Energy Vault’s custom AC and DC block energy storage solutions for the Importantly, this award builds on the significant progress Energy Vault has made over the past year as we bring our transformative energy storage solutions to this important market.
“The solutions approach that Energy Vault took with our team was instrumental in our decision to select the Energy Vault energy storage hardware and software platform,” said Cameron Munro, Development Manager at Meadow Creek. Solar Farm. “Energy Vault’s high energy density design, the ability to work with central storage inverters or the new AC block and the most advanced energy management software, which enables multiple use cases, a optimal economic dispatch and predictive maintenance, brings flexibility and other options when working with our financial and technical partners (DNV and AusNet Services).
The announcement of the Meadow Creek award follows the appointment earlier this year of Lucas Sadler as vice president of sales and business development, APAC, a 30-year veteran in the renewable energy industry, management and energy storage with extensive experience in engineering, procurement and delivery of short and long term energy storage systems. Mr. Sadler has since established the local infrastructure and customer support team in Australia given the strategic growth priority in the region.
The Meadow Creek price follows earlier announcements to develop Gravity Energy Storage Systems (GESS) on a multi-GWh basis in Australia with Korea Zinc subsidiary Ark Energy and a memorandum of understanding previously announced with BHP. This further demonstrates Australia’s strategic focus as a key growth market for Energy Vault, and the market’s adoption of Energy Vault’s solutions and software approach to meet diverse storage needs. energy from its customers.
About the Energy Vault
Energy Vault develops and deploys sustainable energy storage solutions designed to transform the global approach to utility-scale energy storage by achieving decarbonization while maintaining grid resilience. The Company’s proprietary gravity-based energy storage technology, battery storage technology and energy storage management and integration platform are intended to help utilities, power producers independent utilities and large industrial power users to significantly reduce their levelized energy costs while maintaining power reliability. Using environmentally friendly materials with the ability to integrate waste for beneficial reuse, Energy Vault is facilitating the shift to a circular economy while accelerating the transition to clean energy for its customers. For more information, please visit www.energyvault.com.
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