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Another Step Forward for Lincoln Gap Project

Wind TurbineA new battery storage system is the newest step towards reliable power production for the Lincoln Gap project which is located just outside Port Augusta.

The $500 million project will boast 59 wind turbines and storage capable of powering over 150,000 households in South Australia.

Once complete, the 10 mega-watts battery will integrate renewable energy into the National Electricity Market.

Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan outlined why the battery is important to an already renewable energy creator.

"What's so important about adding a battery to a wind farm is that you get to control the output of the wind farm with greater capacity to be useful to the market,” he said.

The battery is the first in the county to be built without any government subsidy and the project is expected to be operational by 2020.