New Energy Insights – Bulletin – EOI for Waratah Super Battery

The New South Wales Government is advancing its plan to build the “biggest network battery in the southern hemisphere” by 2025 as it looks to shore up a reliable energy supply ahead of the impending closure of the coal-fired Eraring Power Station.

The 1.4GWh Waratah Super Battery will, together with other minor transmission upgrades, allow Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong consumers to access more energy from existing electricity generation.

The Energy Corporation of NSW (EnergyCo) has launched a competitive procurement process to identify suitable battery developers and appropriate site(s) for the development of the Waratah Super Battery. See indicative timeline below:

1 April 2022 │Deadline for Registrations to Receive the EOI

4 April 2022 │EOI issued to Registered Parties

2 May 2022 │EOI Submission Deadline

June 2022 – July 2022 │Invitation to Tender (ITT)

August – October 2022 │Tender Evaluation

Late 2022 │Award & Contract

Parties who would like to register to receive the Expression of Interest (EOI document) are requested to notify EnergyCo via email by 4pm today Friday 1 April.

We are already assisting our clients with this tender process. Please reach out to Matt Baumgurtel if you also require assistance with submitting a bid or would like to know more.

The Hamilton Locke team advises across the energy project life cycle – from project development, grid connection, financing, and construction, including the buying and selling of development and operating projects. For more information, please contact Matt Baumgurtel.