Natural Gas Daily Australia & Oceania LNG
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.
Log in or register for a free trial to continue reading this article
Not a subscriber?
To access our premium content, you or your organisation must have a paid subscription. Sign up for free trial access to demo this service. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)20 3004 6203 and one of our representatives would be happy to walk you through the service.Sign up