Port Pirie, South Australia is host to one of the world’s largest solar-powered vanadium flow batteries, part of an innovative $22m AUD project which uses an 8MWh Invinity Energy Systems battery combined with 6MWp of solar panels to unlock low-cost, low-emission energy for the Australian Grid, producing approximately 10GWh of dispatchable solar power each year.

The Spencer Energy project was developed by Yadlamalka Energy Pty Ltd and is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, pioneering the development of grid scale, medium duration vanadium flow batteries to support the renewables transition. Habitat Energy has partnered with Yadlamalka Energy to optimise the hybrid site which is due to be operational imminently. 

The project is ideally located to take advantage of price volatility in wholesale electricity markets driven by South Australia’s high percentage of renewable wind and solar assets, and will also provide Frequency Control Ancillary Services to help boost grid stability.