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e-STORAGE to supply 220 MWh DC battery for Epic Energy's Mannum solar project

The Mannum solar farm. Image: Epic Energy

Canadian Solar announced that its battery subsidiary e-STORAGE will deliver 220 MWh DC of energy storage solutions to a standalone energy storage project owned by Epic Energy in Mannum, South Australia.

The energy storage will complement Epic Energy's existing 46 MWp of solar farm capacity at the same location, helping to enhance grid stability in the region. e-STORAGE will begin construction on the Mannum project in the second quarter of 2024, Canadian Solar said in a release.

Epic Energy is one of Australia's leading energy infrastructure companies, with a gas pipeline network spanning over 1,200 km and an expanding portfolio of renewable energy capacity.

e-STORAGE will deliver on a comprehensive engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreement and long-term service agreement (LTSA). The Mannum project will employ SolBank, a proprietary energy storage solution using robust and high-cycle capacity lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cells. By integrating a top-tier active balancing battery management system (BMS) and an exceptionally efficient thermal management system (TMS), e-STORAGE's SolBank ensures superior performance at the highest levels of safety.

Clive D'Cruz, Chief Executive Officer of Epic Energy, said in a statement, "The standalone battery storage system rounds out Epic Energy's investment at the current Mannum site, with the battery to sit alongside Epic Energy's two adjacent solar farms, which harness the region's consistent sunlight. The battery will further support the South Australian electricity market and ongoing energy security by absorbing excess energy during the day and storing it for use during the evening peak."

Colin Parkin, President of e-STORAGE, commented, "We are delighted to collaborate with Epic Energy and Recurrent as they expand their renewable energy portfolio in Australia by providing our energy storage technology platform. The Mannum project will support Australia with the efficient development of its energy network, further facilitating the adoption of renewable energy generation."

The Mannum project itself is being developed by Canadian Solar through its wholly-owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy. 

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