Sungrow to supply BESS for Australian HIVE battery project

China’s Sungrow Power Supply Company Limited, a global inverter and energy storage system solution supplier, has teamed up with Australia-based Clean Energy Transfer Fund (CETF) to energise HIVE – an innovative, distributed battery energy storage system (BESS) project.

The partnership aims to utilise Sungrow’s cutting-edge PowerTitan liquid cooling energy storage system to enable frequency control ancillary services and contribute to Australia’s green power transition. HIVE will encompass ten sites in New South Wales, delivering up to 49.9 MW/200 MWh of distributed energy storage with seamless grid integration. Each site will be equipped with an average connection and coordination scale of about 5 MW, all controlled by virtual power plant technology. Sungrow’s PowerTitan sets a new standard in energy storage technology with cost-effectiveness, safety, efficiency, and smart monitoring capabilities, besides seamless installation as it can be made operational within six months. With a goal of achieving net zero emissions and eliminating coal-fired power generation by 2050, Australia is faced with the challenge of ageing conventional power plants. To meet the increasing energy demand, the country is planning to construct more than 50 clean power plants. Energy storage will play a crucial role in ensuring stable and efficient utilisation of these renewable energy sources.