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Work starts on SA’s newest battery for renewable energy

Work has begun on the state’s newest and biggest battery –ensuring South Australia’s path towards cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable power continues into the future.

Work has begun on the state’s newest and biggest battery – ensuring South Australia’s path towards cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable power continues into the future.

AGL has today broken ground on its $180 million, 250 MW battery at Torrens Island, which will form part of the Torrens Island Energy Hub to help support renewable energy in SA.

Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan welcomed the start of work on the battery and the benefits it will bring to the state’s energy system.

“AGL’s Torrens Island battery has 66 per cent more power and 25 per cent more storage than the now expanded big battery at Hornsdale,” Mr van Holst Pellekaan says.

“AGL’s investment is another step on South Australia’s journey towards net-100 per cent renewable energy generation by 2030 and the thousands of jobs that transition will generate”

“Over a three day period last week we set a new world record by producing 91% renewable energy”

“AGL’s will be the fifth grid-scale battery in South Australia delivering more reliable, more affordable energy and there are more big batteries in the pipeline”, he continued,

The implementation of renewable energy programs has since seen the average household electricity bill drop by $303, with initiatives such as these to be the leading-force in a more sustainable future.

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