The world's largest lithium ion battery will be built in SA

World’s biggest’ 129MWh Tesla battery approved for SA wind farm

World’s biggest’ 129MWh Tesla battery approved for SA wind farm

The government announced today that the USA company and French company Neoen, which operates the Hornsdale Wind Farm in the state, would partner to deliver the 100-megawatt (129 megawatt-hour) Tesla Powerpack energy storage system.

Tesla today began the first steps in making Elon Musk's South Australian promise come true, as they confirmed that they are beginning to produce the world's largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia. Elon Musk informed that the company will finish the project within 100 days and if there is any delay in implementation, the project will be offered free of cost to South Australian authorities.

"I'm thrilled with the selection of Neoen and Tesla, whose experience and world leadership in energy security and renewables will help South Australia take charge of its energy future", Mr Weatherill said.

In September 2016 South Australia suffered from an nearly entire state wide blackout due to severe storms damaging power transmission lines across the state.

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Jay Weatherill, the premier of South Australia, said the large-scale battery system Musk is promising will "provide stabilization services to the grid". Alongside the commercial Powerpack system being delivered for the state government, Tesla says its Powerwall product for homes is also being adopted by residential customers across Australia.

The state has been scrambling to bolster its fragile power grid and combat soaring energy prices since it suffered a massive blackout during a storm a year ago. That is more than three times as powerful as the world's next-largest such battery, Musk said, noted the newspaper.

The system will be installed by December 2017 and will provide power enough for more than 30,000 homes.

Tesla has now been picked to develop the world's largest grid-scale battery in South Australia.

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It has struck a deal with the Australian government to supply a 100 megawatt (129MWh) powerpack system for energy provider Neoen's Hornsdale wind farm near Jamestown. In early March, he tweeted that he could deliver a battery system within 100 days or it would be free.

The project will act as a major milestone for Tesla's battery system.

The company has previously rolled out a 20-megawatt energy storage facility in California.

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