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Angas A-CAES (Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage) Project – Hydrostor

Technology Type Compressed Air Energy Storage
Rated Power 5000 kW
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The Angas A-CAES Project, located near Strathalbyn, South Australia, is Australia’s first Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) Facility. The project utilizes Hydrostor’s emissions-free, long duration energy storage technology, and is sited at a mine 50 km southeast of Adelaide—the Angas Zinc Mine, currently in care and maintenance. By selecting this site, the project will repurpose existing underground mining infrastructure as the A-CAES system’s sub-surface air storage cavern, benefiting both the electricity grid in South Australia and the local community by converting an unused brownfield site into a clean energy project that drives economic development. The 5 MW/10 MWh facility will be dispatched into Australia’s National Electricity Market (“NEM”) to provide synchronous inertia, load shifting, frequency regulation, and support grid services and reliability. It will also enable the integration of variable renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind. The project has been awarded a combined total of $9 million of grant funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Government of South Australia Renewable Technology Fund and is expected to be in service in 2020.

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Project Status
Status Under Construction
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

2115 Callington Rd.
Strathalbyn, South Australia 5255
Australia

ISO/RTO AEMO
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Energy Storage Technology Provider Hydrostor
Developer Hydrostor
Cost & Performance
Projected Project Lifetime 30 years
Performance Performance metrics not available
Benefits
Service Use Case Renewables Capacity Firming
Renewables Energy Time Shift
Resiliency
Electric Supply Capacity
Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Reserve - Spinning
Voltage Support
Demand Response
Funding
Funding Source 1 Australia Renewable Energy Agency - Advancing Renewables Program
https://arena.gov.au/projects/hydrostor-angas/
$6000000
Funding Source 2 Government of South Australia Renewable Technology Fund
$3000000
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