Based on our understanding from the meeting:
- They plan to build a 61m x 43m x15m ‘farm building’ containing nodes of batteries.
- The batteries will take a charge from excess grid capacity and store it.
- During times of peak demand or reduced capacity the batteries will create capacity to fill the gap.
- The plant will be built by March 2018 if they get the go ahead.
- Once constructed, the plant will operate quietly in the background with no traffic footprint.
- Noise from AC units used to maintain battery node temps is reported as very low.
- There is 50mw of capacity left in the Glenniston Sub Station. They want to use this remaining capacity in their plant. If they do not get the go-ahead it may open up this spare 50mw of capacity for use in other renewables.
Approximate proposed locations are marked on the attached map.
We've only had a brief discussion with AES but they will be completing a door drop soon inviting residents to attend an information session at 3:30pm on 12/9. We'll keep you updated on details as they become available.
If you have any comments in the meantime please add them below.