Derby BESS

Woolnorth Renewables are proposing to install a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) near Derby.

The Derby BESS will improve grid stability by providing a range of support services to the electricity network. A more supported electricity network creates a more reliable power supply for Tasmanians.

About the project

The proposed Derby BESS will operate as a separate power utility and provide a range of services to support and create a stronger electricity network for Tasmania. The support services and project benefits include:

  • support and stabilise the electricity grid in real time
  • support Tasmania’s 200% renewable energy target
  • support the maximum use of Tasmania’s renewable generators by storing green power

The BESS will also be able to supply electricity to the grid in the same way as a normal power plant.

The current proposal is for the installation to have a 40MW/80MWH capacity.

Woolnorth Renewables have purchased 31662 Tasman Highway for the project. The site is next to the TasNetworks substation located about 2.6 kms north of Derby, which is also the grid connection point for our Musselroe Wind Farm.

Community Consultation

If you would like more information on this project please attend our community drop-in session which will be held at the Derby Hall between 10:00am and 3:00pm on Saturday, 20 January 2024. Members of the project team will be available to answer any questions you have at the session.

If you are unable to attend a session but would still like to speak with us, please find our contact details below.

Project Timing

We are currently working through the approvals process, with construction expected to begin in 2024 with the facility being commission and in operation by late 2025.

Frequently asked questions


For more information regarding the project please contact our project team directly on 1800 870 776 or at

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