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Tomago Battery

AGL Energy is proposing to build, operate and maintain a battery of approximately 500 megawatts (MW) and up to 2,000 megawatt-hour (MWh) capacity at Tomago in NSW.

A rendered image of what the Tomago Battery could look like.

About the project

AGL Energy is proposing to build, operate and maintain a battery of approximately 500 megawatts (MW) and up to 2,000 megawatt-hour (MWh) capacity at Tomago in NSW.

The location for the proposed battery is between the Pacific Hwy and Old Punt Rd in Tomago Industrial Estate.

The battery has the potential to improve the reliability of the grid by storing low-cost power for use during times when generation costs are higher. Stored electricity can also be made available for immediate dispatch when energy demands exceed generation.

Grid-scale batteries are comparable to peaking generation mechanisms (such as gas peaking plants) as they can be deployed instantaneously, allowing more efficient use of the network. This would ultimately have the potential to keep downward pressure on power bills and reduce network costs.

AGL expects the battery to provide socioeconomic outcomes including the potential benefits relating to increased employment opportunities. The project would provide up to 200 jobs during the construction phase and up to 6 full time jobs during operation.

Read more about the Tomago battery project.

Community and stakeholder feedback

AGL is engaging with the local community, State and Federal government, Port Stephens Council, Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council and residents and business owners in the region about the Project. We want to collect feedback about the proposed Project during the planning phase to address any issues or concerns early in the process.

AGL has submitted a Scoping Report to request Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs). These will guide the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for this Project to the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE). It will go on public display later this year.

During this time, any person may review the document and make a written submission on the Project to the DPE. AGL will address any issues or questions in a Submissions Report and will work closely with the community and key stakeholders through this process. Please contact AGL on the details below.

Visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au to find out more about how to make a submission.

Community complaints and enquiries

AGL understands that we don’t always get it right, and we want to be informed when we don’t. If you would like to provide any feedback, good or bad, or simply ask some questions, please feel free to get in touch via the following channels:

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Complaints and Enquiries Hotline

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Mail

AGL Community Complaints & Enquiries,
Locked Bag 14120 MCMC,
Melbourne VIC 8001

Learn more  about how we handle general customer complaints on our complaints page.