Tesla wins another big battery project in Australia

first_imgTesla wins another big battery project in Australia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Electrek:Tesla’s energy division is on a roll when it comes to large battery projects, especially in Australia since the success of its giant battery system in in the country.Now we learn that Tesla won another contract for a massive battery system project to deploy Powerpacks at another wind farm in Australia.Tesla’s 100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack project in South Australia provide the same grid services as peaker plants, but cheaper, quicker, and with zero-emissions, through its battery system. It is so efficient that it reportedly should have made around $1 million in just a few days in January, but Tesla later complained that they are not being paid correctly because the system doesn’t account for how fast Tesla’s Powerpacks start discharging their power into the grid. Overall, it is estimated that Tesla’s giant battery in Australia reduced the grid service cost by 90%.Other markets want similar results, especially in Australia where they arguably need it the most, and they have been ordering similar large-scale projects from Tesla over the past year.The latest was announced today by Infigen Energy, a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy generation assets in Australia. They ordered a 25 MW/52 MWh energy storage system from Tesla to be deployed at their 278.5 MW Lake Bonney Wind Farm – becoming the latest of several Tesla battery projects in South Australia.The project is expected to cost “approximately $38 million” (~$27.5 million USD) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) along with the SA Government are each committing $5 million in grant funding ($10 million in total). They are expecting construction to start “in the coming weeks.”More: Tesla wins contract for another massive battery system with Powerpackslast_img read more

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