- Many big battery projects are in development in Australia
- The project was built by Neoen with Tesla Inc two years back
According to media reports, French power producer Neoen SA said that the storage and output of South Australia’s Hornsdale Power Reserve, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery will be expanded by 50 percent to 100-megawatt battery to help improve stability of the state’s power grid. The project is owned and operated by Neoen and it was built in collaboration with United States-based Tesla Inc two years back.
The reports said that many big battery projects are in development in Australia as energy planners are focusing on expanding the country’s capability in wind and solar energy. French company Total Eren SA plans to build a 270 megawatt storage system for its Kiamal solar farm in Victoria. EPS Energy also plans to build a 280 megawatt solar farm and 140 megawatt battery at Robertstown.
Renewables complex in South Australia
Neoen also added that it will build a renewables complex in South Australia that will include battery storage. The reports said that in September, Neoen said that this project called the Goyder South project will include up to 1,200 megawatts of wind generation, 600 megawatts of solar and 900 megawatts of battery storage, with an initial investment of up to Australian $1 billion.