The Hornsdale Power Reserve is the world’s first big battery. It provides essential grid-support services.
The first 100 MW/129 MWh was completed in November 2017. In its first two years of operation the Hornsdale Power Reserve confirmed the benefits associated with grid-scale batteries in the National Electricity Market and saved South Australian consumers over $150 million.
Following this success, a 50 MW/64.5 MWh expansion was completed in September 2020. As part of the expansion the full 150 MW is being upgraded to include Tesla’s Virtual Machine Mode, enabling the battery to provide inertia support services to the electricity grid.
Battery storage allows us to store the energy and provide it to the grid whenever it’s needed.
The Hornsdale Power Reserve is located in a strong part of South Australia’s electricity transmission network approximately 15km north of Jamestown, about 3 hour’s drive from Adelaide.
The project is co-located with Hornsdale Wind Farm
FOR LOCAL ECONOMY
Providing full time jobs plus ongoing opportunities for local businesses
For the consumer
Reducing South Australia’s energy costs by more than $150 million in the first two years.
For your community
Up to $60,000 per year
funding for local community initiatives and projects
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Neoen has been contributing to Australia’s energy transition with 100% renewable energy since 2012.
With a balanced portfolio of wind, solar and big battery projects, we are aiming to achieve 10 GW by 2030. We own and operate all of the projects we build (rather than developing them to be sold) and as long-term neighbours we are committed to sharing the benefits with surrounding communities.
This dedication to community and environment has made us a renewable energy developer of choice in Australia.