Queensland Goes With Tesla Megapack Batteries for 100MW BESS Project

Mar 31, 2022 05:24 PM ET
  • CS Energy will certainly start the building of BESS later on this year as well as the facility will certainly be functional by the end of 2023.
  • The project will set you back A$ 150 million as well as it will certainly be a part of a larger energy center being established at coal-based Kogan Creek Power Station.

The state federal government of Queensland has actually announced that the state owned power firm CS Energy will certainly build a 100MW battery energy storage space system (BESS) by using Tesla Inc's Megapacks batteries to support renewable power. The move comes despite the well publicised accident entailing the megapacks in Australia's Victoria Big Battery project previously in July last year.

Each Tesla Megapack can keep upto 3 MW hrs of energy, offering a massive rechargeable lithium-ion battery fixed energy storage space alternative for big battery terminals.

The state government stated that CS Energy is creating a grid scale project near Chinchilla in Downs Region of Queensland. The BESS will be constructed at an expense of A$ 150 million and create 80 jobs in the building and construction phase as well as 10 jobs in the operational segment message appointing of the BESS.

The construction of the BESS project will begin later on in 2022. Cameron Dick, Treasurer as well as Minister for Trade and Investment, Queensland, adds, "These Tesla Megapacks are anticipated to be in place as well as operating by the end of following year."

He claimed, "Queensland has the natural deposits of wind, sunlight as well as water to be a renewable resource superpower. As we work in the direction of our target of 50% renewable resource by 2030, we can likewise support more jobs in new sectors right throughout regional Queensland."

CS Energy is creating a large energy hub at Kogan Creek Power Station site which is a coal based facility. The upcoming BESS will certainly be a part of the same energy hub. The business will attach the BESS with the Western Downs 275kV substation possessed and also operated by Powerlink.

CS Energy states that together with the BESS, the energy center will additionally host a green hydrogen demonstration plant. The Hydrogen plant will draw electrical power from a 2MW solar energy plant that will be developed for it. The solar plant will certainly have its own 2MW/4MWh battery system implied to serve the 700kW hydrogen electrolyser as well as fuel cell. CS Energy says that hydrogen generated in the facility will be exported to Palau.

This is not the only coal based power station in Australia that will certainly be changed into a renewable resource facility. Origin Energy will certainly convert the Eraring Coal Power Plant in New South Wales to a 700MW BESS. Energy Australia has actually also prepared to retire its Yallourn plant in Victoria to construct a 350 MW BESS.

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