Elon Musk’s New Technology To Revitalize Australia!
July 13, 2017
Tesla is set to build the world’s biggest Lithium-Ion battery storage facility in Australia.
The company had landed a deal with Transgrid to supply New South Wales homes with energy via its Powerpacks, and now, Tesla has been selected after a competitive bidding process to build a Powerpack system to work in tandem with the Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, South Australia. Tesla will provide the entire energy storage system for the wind farm via a 100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack system. According to Tesla’s press release upon completion by December 2017, this system will be the largest lithium-ion battery storage project in the world and will provide enough power for more than 30,000 homes.
HOW IS IT HELPFUL?
It’s expected to make South Australia’s power grid more reliable by delivering energy during peak hours. A substantial number of homes were affected by a state-wide blackout in South Australia back in September 2016, which left 1.7 million people without electricity. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill expects that this “extraordinary collaboration” will stabilise the state’s energy system, as well as lower the price of electricity.