The Blyth Battery will have the capacity to reduce electricity prices for SA energy consumers through:
- enabling more power to come from wind and solar: the cheapest forms of energy
- increasing competition and pushing electricity prices down
- increasing the reliability of the grid, helping to prevent blackouts
For example: Neoen’s SA Big Battery saved energy consumers over $150m in its first two years of operation.
For local community
A Community Benefit-Sharing Scheme will be established for the lifetime of the project.
Neoen has developed a Learning Hub consisting of educational resources about electricity & renewable energy for schools. The Learning Hub launched 2022 with curriculum-linked content including videos, interactive activities & lesson plans for yr 6 (upper primary) and yr 8 (lower secondary).
Please see link below to the Learning Hub website.
This video is an example of a school project that was funded by Bulgana Green Power Hub’s Community Benefit Fund.
For Regional Economy
This major infrastructure project will deliver a significant volume of construction jobs and a number of full-time ongoing positions.
It will also provide opportunities for local suppliers, businesses, schools and community groups.