The proposed Lower Wonga (Woolooga) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is located approximately 0.8km southwest of the Woolooga Substation on Gympie Woolooga Road. The BESS has a battery energy storage capacity up to 200MW and discharge capacity up to 800MWh, which is enough power to supply electricity for up to 380,000 homes for four hours.
The BESS site will be connected to Queensland’s electricity grid via a transmission line that is connects to the 275kV Woolooga Substation. The project will help to secure Queensland’s future electricity demands.
The BESS will provide significant local benefits during construction and operation including investment in the local economy. The BESS will create approximately 110 full times jobs during construction and 5 during operations as well as funding community programs.
Equis completed its first community drop-in session on the 15th of December at Woolooga Community Hall between 3pm and 7pm. For further information please click the link below.
Equis has engaged specialist consultants to assess potential environmental impacts and engage with the local community.
The Project has been granted development approval on the 11th July 2023.
Should you have any comments or feedback on the proposed BESS please feel free to contact us below through our Engagement Hub.