Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
The Alice Springs Battery Energy Storage System, or BESS, is a grid-connected lithium iron phosphate battery, owned by Territory Generation. In relation to the size of the Alice Springs grid, it has a capacity significantly greater than other battery systems in Australia.
- The BESS can deliver 8MW for 6 seconds, 7.5MW for 54 seconds and 5MW for 40 minutes.
- It is comprised of 816 individual batteries.
- Future expansion is possible, as the BESS is modular.
- It can deliver up to 10% of the region’s highest recorded load.
This fact sheet explains why a BESS is crucial as we work through the transition to a renewable energy future.
Read more — directly from Territory Generation — HERE.