Enel X has launched its inaugural distributed battery energy storage project with Central Irrigation Trust (CIT) which is set to be Australia’s biggest commercial and industrial battery energy storage system (BESS).
It represents twice the amount of BESS capacity installed in the past year.
The first stage of the project will see 4.4MW/7.4MWh of BESS installed across four sites in the first half of 2022.
The integrated BESS will be owned and operated by Enel X under its own-operate shared benefits model, where Enel X invests the CAPEX required for the batteries, de-risking the project for CIT.
The organisations will share the savings created by Enel X’s proprietary and industry leading Distributed Energy Resources Optimisation Software (DER.OS).
CIT CEO, Greg McCarron, said the project allows CIT to lower its carbon footprint while supporting the grid.
Enel X head of Asia and Oceania, Jeff Renaud, said the company is focused on expanding its BESS offering in Australia.