One of Australia’s leading integrated energy companies AGL Energy Limited has selected Wartsila as one of the two suppliers for their up to 1,000 MW grid-scale energy storage plans. Wartsila has signed a non-exclusive five-year Large Scale Storage System Frame Agreement to supply energy storage projects in partnership with AGL. This agreement will reduce tender timeframes for individual projects, enabling faster project schedules and commercial operation. In addition to its state of the art energy storage and energy management systems, Wärtsilä’s full engineering, procurement and construction capabilities were among the reasons for AGL to choose Wärtsilä as an energy storage technology partner.
In 2020, AGL announced plans to develop energy storage installations near the Loy Yang A power station in Victoria (200 MW), Liddell power station (150 MW) and Broken Hill (50 MW) in New South Wales and Torrens Island (250 MW) in South Australia. The grid-scale energy storage plans will play a key role in Australian energy industry’s transition from traditional fossil fuels towards cleaner energy.