LNG plants look to batteries to save valuable gas4 May 2017
The operators of Australia’s LNG plants are looking at installing battery storage systems as a back-up power source in case on-site gas turbines go offline.
Installing utility-scale batteries could also save substantial volumes of gas that could be better used for export, experts say.
"It’s a case of: ‘I’m not going to run gas-fired power stations for my LNG project because that gas may be too valuable to burn. It may be too valuable to burn for my water treatment facility, so what are my other options to provide the energy I need for my gas supply chain?’," said Simon Currie, global head of energy at law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.
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