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.
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 lodged the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for this project to the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE). It is now on public display until Wednesday, 13 December 2023.
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.
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