1. Tesla and Fluence to Supply 55MW/80MWh of Battery Storage to Victoria, with One Solar Farm Retrofit

    Tesla and Fluence to Supply 55MW/80MWh of Battery Storage to Victoria, with One Solar Farm Retrofit

    Tesla and Fluence are to supply Victoria’s first two large-scale, grid-connected energy storage batteries, one of which will be connected to an existing solar farm. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will match the AU$25 million by the Victorian Government to jointly fund the lithium-ion battery projects as part of the Victorian energy storage initiative. Both projects are aimed at helping to ease constraints on transmission lines in Western Victoria where energy generation from existing wind and solar farms is being curtailed. Half the funding will go towards a 25MW/50MWh battery co-located and integrated with the 60MW Gannawarra Solar Farm, near Kerang. The battery will be supplied by Tesla and then owned by Edify Energy and its partner Wirsol. It will show how existing PV projects can be successfully retrofitted with battery storage.

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