NHOA Energy and Elecnor to Deliver a Flagship 200MW/400MWh Battery Storage Project in South Australia to Neoen

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NHOA (NHOA.PA, formerly Engie EPS) is delighted to announce, as anticipated with the Trading Update published on January 2, the signature of an EPC contract (and associated long-term O&M contract) to NHOA Energy, in consortium with Elecnor, to supply 200MW/400MWh Blyth Battery storage project in South Australia with Neoen, one of the world’s leading independent producers of exclusively renewable energy.

The system will mainly be deployed to firm the production of Neoen’s Goyder South Stage 1 wind farm and deliver a 70MW renewable-energy baseload supply to BHP, a world-leading natural resources company. In the end, the asset will be fitted with grid-forming inverter technology, which will allow it to provide important system stability services that gas and coal power plants have traditionally done.

NHOA Energy will be the consortium's expert on battery storage, and Elecnor will be in charge of the rest of the plant. The execution of the Blyth Battery will start immediately, and the project is expected to be operational in 2025.

The Blyth Battery is NHOA Energy’s second world-class project in Australia, after the 200MWh Kwinana Battery Energy Storage System in Western Australia, affirming NHOA Energy, through its Perth-based Australian platform, as a key player in one of the most important storage markets globally.

"We are grateful to Neoen for awarding this historic project. Once again, NHOA Energy proves to be a credible partner for the world’s leading energy companies in deploying cutting-edge energy storage technology globally. It follows major contract wins earlier in 2022 in Asia, North America, and South America, adding 1,400 MWh to NHOA Energy's global portfolio of projects in execution," said Lucie Kanius Dujardin, NHOA Energy's Executive Vice President - Global Markets & Development.

“We look forward to working with Neoen and Elecnor on the deployment of this landmark system, proving the potential of renewable generation coupled with energy storage as the future of Australia’s baseload power supply. NHOA Energy is determined to play a leading role in Australia's energy transition and continues to strengthen its project delivery and service capabilities to meet the accelerating pace of such a transition," said Ashley Mangano, Vice President - Australia & Pacific at NHOA Energy.

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