Diversified engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson Ltd (ASX: RCR), is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract for the 25MW/50MWh Gannawarra Energy Storage System (“the Project”) being developed by Edify Energy with co-investment from Edify Energy and Wirsol Energy.
RCR’s scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, and construction of the balance of plant which includes installation, testing and connection of the harmonic filters and state-of-the-art Tesla battery system for the Project.
The filters and Tesla battery system will be free issued to RCR. Together the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning are supporting the Project with grant funding.
This Project will extend the performance of the Gannawarra Solar Farm to a combined 50MWac solar with 25MWac/50MWh of battery storage. The Gannawarra Solar Farm, located near Kerang in Victoria, is currently under construction by RCR.
RCR Tomlinson, Managing Director & CEO, Dr Paul Dalgleish said “RCR continues to consolidate its position in the renewable energy sector, including its capabilities in the design and construction of utility-scale battery storage infrastructure.
This battery energy storage system will be integrated with the 50MWac Gannawarra Solar Farm currently under construction by RCR and demonstrates the potential for integrating large-scale battery storage systems with solar.
I believe that once constructed the Gannawarra battery energy storage system and the Gannawarra Solar Farm will be the largest combined utility-scale solar and battery energy storage system in Australia and amongst some of the largest in the world. Once again, this demonstrates that RCR is at the forefront of renewable energy development and construction in Australia,” said Dr Dalgleish.