Energy Queensland is calling for expressions of interest from supply companies to be part of a preferred supplier panel for possible future supply of large batteries suitable to be connected to the distribution network.
The panel will be made up of suppliers who can offer suitable grid scale batteries, inverters or complete energy storage systems.
Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Procurement Mick de Brenni said renewables investment was a vital part of the Palaszczuk Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan.
Mr de Brenni said the Palaszczuk Government was making sure Queenslanders got the decent, secure jobs in renewables all along the supply chain.
“Our Buy Queensland procurement approach means strong preference is given to companies that employ Queenslanders and include local content like metals and minerals mined and processed in Queensland and the products manufactured from them,” Mr de Brenni said.
“In order to achieve a value for money comparison, Energy Queensland is requesting pricing and technical response on a small subset of the potential system size offerings, namely, four megawatt systems capable of providing two hours and four hours storage duration,” Mr Price said.
“These system sizes have been chosen for initial comparison as they are the most likely size for installation in the near-term, however, Energy Queensland may procure larger or smaller systems depending on business needs at the time.”