Wandoan South BESS

Project Name Wandoan South BESS
Technology Battery Energy Storage System
Capacity 100 MW
Project Size 8ha
Location Woleebee, Queensland
Commercial Operation Date Q3 2020


The Wandoan South Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is located near Wandoan, 400km north-west of Brisbane in south-west Queensland. The BESS will have a discharge capacity of up to 100MW and store 150MWh of energy, which could power up to 57,000 average homes annually. It represents the first milestone of the Wandoan South Project to be developed across several stages. The project will be connected to Powerlink’s Wandoan South Substation, located to the south of the project site.


With a construction budget of $650 million, the project will make a positive economic contribution to local, regional and national economies, as one of the largest battery projects in Queensland.

Vena Energy Australia supports a local procurement policy and promotes participation from local, regional and Australian suppliers wherever possible. Local employment and procurement opportunities will be encouraged as part of the 12-month construction program, with the labour force anticipated to be 30 strong during construction.

The Wandoan South BESS represents a step change in Queensland’s transition to a cleaner energy future and will lead the way for more investment in Queensland’s adoption of renewable energy.


A peak construction workforce of around 30 will be needed to build the Wandoan South BESS. These construction workers and their families will require accommodation, food and local services for up to more than a year. The project will provide opportunities for employment including:

  • Steel reinforcement
  • Concrete supply & pumping
  • Roofing materials & contractors
  • Gravel supply
  • Civil contractor
  • Hire equipment

Vena Energy Australia supports a local procurement policy and promotes participation from local, regional and Australian suppliers wherever possible.

Following construction there will be a number of full-time and part-time operation and maintenance positions throughout the operational lifespan of the project. Maintenance activities include electrical maintenance, site management and administration, environmental services, weed control, fire management, site security and cleaning of the solar panels.

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Vena Energy Australia is committed to delivering world class renewable energy projects that better serve the interests of our stakeholders.

Further to this commitment, we take pride in keeping an open ear, so we invite you to get in touch if you have any feedback or require additional project information.

For all project enquiries regarding the Wandoan South BESS, please contact us through either of our representatives or via the form below.


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