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.

Quick facts

  • 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

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