The state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced the construction of four large battery projects across regional NSW. The projects are part of the state’s ‘Emerging Energy Program’ aimed at modernizing the state’s power grid by shifting to renewable sources of power supplemented by battery storage. The new developments include two big batteries at the Sapphire wind project and the Uralla renewable energy hub in New England, another fast-start gas project, and a 6MW “virtual power plant” featuring multiple batteries on the south coast. NSW government is supporting another six large scale storage projects that are already in development, including the newly announced compressed air energy storage  project at Broken Hill,  three large pumped hydro projects, also in northern NSW and another two big batteries. Link to the news: https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-to-fund-four-new-big-battery-projects-as-it-readies-to-flick-switch-from-coal-82272/