Gransolar Group

4.9MW Longwarry battery land and planning permit

Battery Storage

Winning a non-network solution EOI, securing land and planning permit.

Key Achievements:

  • WON a non-network solution EOI, secured land agreement and planning permit.
  • Undertook site identification, land negotiation, concept design, DNSP engagement and secured council permits for this 5MW/7.5MWh battery facility.
  • Assisted client to win the Ausnet Longwarry EOI for a 5MW/7.5MWh battery project which provides Network Support Services.
  • Gransolar published this article regarding their battery pipeline.


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Project Scope

  • Project origination.
  • EOI tender preparation.
  • Site identification.
  • Landowner engagement.
  • Land acquisition negotiation.
  • Planning permit approval.
  • Subdivision.

Project Details

  • 5MW/ 7 .5MWh project using E22 lithium ion technology.
  • Non-network solution support for Ausnet.
  • SMA 2.475MVA inverters with noise limiting kit.
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A man working on solar panels on a roof

Project Challenges

  • Subdivision required in order to satisfy Service Installation Rules.
  • Noise control design to ensure protect amenity within planing assessment.
  • Consultation with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at multiple hold points.
  • Management of land lease area finalisation plus planning permit layout design simultaneously.
  • Design updates in response to constraints and technology improvements.

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