ACEN Australia (formerly UPC/AC Renewables), a unit of conglomerate Ayala Corp., announced Tuesday the start work on its 50-megawatt one-hour battery that will be connected to its New England Solar Farm project in Uralla, New South Wales, Australia.
At the recent ground-breaking ceremony, officials of ACEN Australia and ACEN Corp. said the construction of the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) that will be critical in addressing the intermittency of renewable energy.
“The company is pleased to be expanding its renewable energy portfolio and contributing to Australia’s transition to a clean energy future. ACEN has been a partner of UPC Renewables since 2018 and we are immensely proud of the work already achieved on the New England Solar project by the team,” said ACEN Corp. chief executive officer Eric Francia in a statement.
Francia said the UPC\AC Renewables name and brand are changing to ACEN Australia.
In March, ACEN increased its ownership in UPC/AC Renewables to 80 percent, which will increase to 100 percent by early 2023.