Testing of the 50MW/64.5MWh expansion of the Hornsdale Power Reserve has commenced. Testing will check that the battery is operating safely and meets the performance standards as intended. The expansion will make Hornsdale Power Reserve 50 per cent bigger and will deliver ground-breaking innovations to increase grid security and further unlock renewable energy performance in South Australia.
The installation of battery components for the 50MW/64.5MWh expansion of the Hornsdale Power Reserve is now complete, and site works to finalise the connection and testing of the expansion have commenced. This requires an outage of the existing battery, which commenced today. The outage was agreed in consultation with South Australian Government, AEMO and ElectraNet, and has been carefully timed for a period of anticipated average demand with no other major network outages. It is anticipated the works will [...]
Today Neoen, together with the South Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, announces a 50 per cent expansion of its Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia. The 50MW/ 64.5MWh expansion, supported by Tesla, will further showcase the complete benefits that grid-scale batteries can provide to the National Electricity Market (NEM) and Australian consumers.The expansion will provide additional power system reliability and continued cost savings to consumers—which were more than $50 million [...]
Jay Weatherill July 7, 2017Press releaseThe world’s largest lithium ion battery will be installed in South Australia under a historic agreement between French renewable energy company Neoen, US sustainable energy company Tesla and the South Australian Government.The energy storage systems from Tesla will be paired with Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm and installed before summer.Confirming the commitment from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to deliver the battery within 100 days or it is free, it has been agreed between [...]