Amp signs transmission deal for 300MWh Australian battery
Amp Energy, a renewable energy and hydrogen developer backed by Carlyle, has executed a transmission network connection agreement (TCA) with South Australia’s high-voltage transmission network owner ElectraNet for its 150MW / 300 MWh Bungama battery energy storage system (BESS) in Bungama, South Australia.
The BESS is expected to energise by early 2025, as the first phase of a larger Bungama BESS and solar PV installation. Bungama BESS is the first TCA within Amp’s Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia, a A$2 billion portfolio of renewable generation and battery energy atorage Assets across three sites, Bungama, Robertstown and Whyalla, which were established in 2021.
The Bungama BESS project has entered into an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Agreement with the Nukunu Wapma Thura Aboriginal Corporation. The project is expected to create up to 70 construction jobs for up to a year and 20 ongoing jobs during operations.
Dean Cooper, head of Amp Australia, said: “The Bungama BESS announcement emphasises our commitment to the state of South Australia, towards its goal of achieving net zero emissions and 100 per cent renewable energy generation by 2050.”