LGI Limited, an Australia-based company, is set to embark on a groundbreaking project in the Australian Capital Territory, involving the installation of a 12-MW battery energy storage facility at a landfill site. The facility will play a crucial role in storing electricity generated by an existing biogas power station.
According to the announcement made by the Australian Capital Territory government on Monday, LGI Limited will lead the realization of this innovative initiative. The project entails the expansion of landfill gas generation at the Mugga Lane landfill, achieved through the enhancement of the existing station with the addition of two 1 MW gas-to-energy generators. Alongside the proposed 12-MW battery at the landfill site, LGI will also implement a 20-MW grid connection in collaboration with local electricity and gas distributor Evoenergy.
Upon completion of the project, the expanded Mugga Lane complex is expected to deliver 50,000 MWh of dispatchable power. This substantial capacity is equivalent to meeting the annual electricity consumption needs of up to 10,800 homes.
The Australian Capital Territory has been at the forefront of embracing renewable energy solutions, having achieved 100% renewable electricity usage since 2020.
In February, the region marked another milestone with the activation of its first grid-scale battery—a 10-MW/20-MWh facility owned by Global Power Generation (GPG), a subsidiary of the Spanish energy giant Naturgy. The forthcoming project at Mugga Lane adds to the territory's commitment to sustainable and innovative energy solutions.