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Ground Floor
36 Esplanade Brighton
Melbourne VIC 3186

In the spirit of reconciliation EIA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Native Wildlife

Some impact on the rocky habitat preferred by Striped Legless Lizard (Delma Impar) was unavoidable as it occurs in the most heavily weeded section of Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub.

Accordingly, Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub is supporting this endangered species by funding an ecology program over ten years at a recently discovered striped legless lizard habitat just outside Kyneton.

Equis is partnered with Kinaway to support Kinaway's purpose in providing business support and advice, help improve visibility and networks, strengthen relationships and create opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander businesses.

Kinaway's
Purpose

Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub has gazetted planning approval for a 2.4GWh battery. All environmental and community studies were completed over the last three years. The development work was initiated by a Victorian based renewable energy developer, Syncline Energy, following an extensive study for suitable sites across Victoria with due consideration given to key attributes such as safety, community engagement and grid connection.

Recognised as a
‘State Significant’ Project

Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub will be a $1.1bln energy storage facility supporting Victoria’s renewable energy zones and stabilising Victoria’s energy infrastructure. This will allow increased solar and wind integration into the grid which reduces volatility and lowers electricity prices.

Reducing Electricity Prices For Victorians

Technology

Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub will store renewable energy for use in Melbourne when it is needed and also absorb excess roof-top solar from Victorian homes as it flows back into the transmission grid.

The project is designed with innovative inverter technology to support the transmission grid's voltage and frequency, and replace 'system inertia' that is lost when coal and gas fired power stations retire over the next decade.

MREH is located in Plumpton, Victoria, approximately 27 km north-west of the Melbourne CBD.

Location

The Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub (MREH) is the most advanced BESS project in Victoria with up to 1,200MW of charge/discharge capacity and is the cornerstone asset of the broader Energy Infrastructure Australia Platform. With approval for up to 2.4GWh of energy storage, MREH will be one of the biggest batteries in the world and capable of servicing more than 1,100,000 households for up to 4 hours.

Melbourne Renewable
Energy Hub

Supporting Circular Economy

When fully developed, Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub will include a 'circular economy' and manufacturing solution for the recycling of battery cells and a facility to make hydrogen from excess reclaimed water from nearby urban communities.

Detailed grid modelling, noise assessments, traffic flow analysis, and other studies were undertaken during 2020 and 2021.

MREH began construction in November 2023 with commercial operations expected to commence in 2025.

Project Schedule

On track

Melton Victoria

Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub will store renewable energy for use in Melbourne when it is needed and also absorb excess roof-top solar from Victorian homes as it flows back into the transmission grid.

The project is designed with innovative inverter technology to support the transmission grid's voltage and frequency, and replace 'system inertia' that is lost when coal and gas fired power stations retire over the next decade.

The project will also be capable of supporting the safe and reliable development of renewable energy generation across Victoria’s designated renewable energy zones.

A globally significant investment in Australia's energy transition

Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub

Supporting Circular Economy

When fully developed, Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub will include a 'circular economy' and manufacturing solution for the recycling of battery cells and a facility to make hydrogen from excess reclaimed water from nearby urban communities.

Contact us

Ground Floor
36 Esplanade Brighton
Melbourne VIC 3186

Energy Infrastructure Australia

In the spirit of reconciliation EIA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Project Schedule

Detailed grid modelling, noise assessments, traffic flow analysis, and other studies were undertaken during 2020 and 2021.

MREH began construction in November 2023 with commercial operations expected to commence in 2025.

On track

Melton Victoria

Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub will store renewable energy for use in Melbourne when it is needed and also absorb excess roof-top solar from Victorian homes as it flows back into the transmission grid.

The project is designed with innovative inverter technology to support the transmission grid's voltage and frequency, and replace 'system inertia' that is lost when coal and gas fired power stations retire over the next decade.

The project will also be capable of supporting the safe and reliable development of renewable energy generation across Victoria’s designated renewable energy zones.

Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub will be a $1.1bln energy storage facility supporting Victoria’s renewable energy zones and stabilising Victoria’s energy infrastructure. This will allow increased solar and wind integration into the grid which reduces volatility and lowers electricity prices.

Reducing Electricity Prices For Victorians

Native Wildlife

Some impact on the rocky habitat preferred by Striped Legless Lizard (Delma Impar) was unavoidable as it occurs in the most heavily weeded section of Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub.

Accordingly, Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub is supporting this endangered species by funding an ecology program over ten years at a recently discovered striped legless lizard habitat just outside Kyneton.

Technology

Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub will store renewable energy for use in Melbourne when it is needed and also absorb excess roof-top solar from Victorian homes as it flows back into the transmission grid.

The project is designed with innovative inverter technology to support the transmission grid's voltage and frequency, and replace 'system inertia' that is lost when coal and gas fired power stations retire over the next decade.

MREH is located in Plumpton, Victoria, approximately 27 km north-west of the Melbourne CBD.

Location

The Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub (MREH) is the most advanced BESS project in Victoria with up to 1,200MW of charge/discharge capacity and is the cornerstone asset of the broader Energy Infrastructure Australia Platform. With approval for up to 2.4GWh of energy storage, MREH will be one of the biggest batteries in the world and capable of servicing more than 1,100,000 households for up to 4 hours.

Melbourne Renewable
Energy Hub

Equis is partnered with Kinaway to support Kinaway's purpose in providing business support and advice, help improve visibility and networks, strengthen relationships and create opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander businesses.

Kinaway's
Purpose

Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub has gazetted planning approval for a 2.4GWh battery. All environmental and community studies were completed over the last three years. The development work was initiated by a Victorian based renewable energy developer, Syncline Energy, following an extensive study for suitable sites across Victoria with due consideration given to key attributes such as safety, community engagement and grid connection.

Recognised as a
‘State Significant’ Project

A globally significant investment in Australia's energy transition

Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub