Waratah Super Battery to charge up NSW’s energy supply
Battery project developers are invited to submit their expressions of interest to build the largest network battery in the Southern Hemisphere and help secure the state’s energy future.
The Waratah Super Battery is a 700MW device that will boost the energy supply for consumers in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, and prepare the network for the 2025 closure of Eraring Power Station.
Treasurer and Energy Minister Matt Kean said the new Super Battery will carry extra transmission capacity to handle power surges from bushfires or lighting strikes.
“The Waratah Super Battery will allow for more electricity to flow through the network, unlocking this excess capacity and supplying the families and businesses of NSW a reliable and stable energy supply,” Mr Kean said.
The NSW Government is seeking innovative solutions and site options from the market to deliver the Waratah Super Battery via a competitive procurement process.