Genex Power Limited (ASX:GNX) has entered into a binding Bi-directional Service Provider Connection and Access Agreement (the Agreement) with Powerlink Queensland (Powerlink) for the 50MW/100MWh Bouldercombe Battery Project (BBP) located in central Queensland.
The Agreement, which was entered into by Genex’s wholly-owned subsidiary Bouldercombe Battery Project Co Pty Ltd as Trustee for Bouldercombe Battery Project Trust, allows for the connection of the Project into the National Electricity Market (NEM) via Powerlink’s network.
The connection point will be located at the existing 132kV/275kV Bouldercombe Substation, adjacent to the Project. The close proximity of the Project to the Bouldercombe Substation has resulted in significant cost savings associated with the connection assets as well as a decrease in energy losses between the Project and the point of connection.
Genex CEO, James Harding, said the execution of the Agreement means the Project is now classified as a committed generator, with its position secured within the NEM. Being confirmed as a ‘committed generator’ enables the company to now focus its attention on the remaining activities associated with achieving financial close for the Project.
We are extremely pleased to have executed the Bi-directional Service Provider Connection and Access Agreement with Powerlink Queensland for the Bouldercombe Battery Project and secure our project within the National Electricity Market as a committed generator,” he said.
“Genex has developed a strong relationship with Powerlink over the course of the development of the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project and the Bouldercombe Battery Project and we look forward to working together over the coming months to deliver this exciting project.
“Once connected, the Bouldercombe Battery Project will provide a number of network benefits through the provision of frequency control ancillary services, facilitating the further deployment of renewable energy projects in Queensland.