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Next stage for Collie’s big battery

Collie big battery

SCEE Electrical has been awarded a $50 million contract at Synergy’s Collie battery to help build the link to the power grid.

The Perth-based company will construct the switchyard works and is already undertaking $160 million worth of civil, electrical, and major equipment installation works.

The new scope of works will deliver a 330 kilo volt switchyard, substation and support ancillary buildings and equipment to connect the Collie battery to Western Power’s network.

“Congratulations to SCEE Electrical for being awarded this contract that will deliver more jobs for Western Australians as well as support the local economy,” Acting Energy Minister Dr Tony Buti said.

“The Collie battery is crucial to WA’s sustainable energy future and it will play a major role in providing better energy outcomes for households and businesses.”

Collie MLA Jodie Hanns said Collie will be home to one of the largest battery storage systems.

“It means Collie will continue to play a vital role in the energy system for decades to come, having powered WA for over a century,” Hanns said.

“As we move to renewable energy and battery storage, this project adds to the legacy of a community who is committed to playing its role in the future energy needs of the state.”

The 500MW Collie battery is due to be completed late in 2025. It is set to be one of the biggest battery energy storage systems in Australia.

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