Following the early success of Tesla battery storage installed in South Australia last year, earlier this month Victoria is also set to get its own Tesla battery facility to be built at the Bulgana Green Power Hub near Stawell in western Victoria and is expected to be operational by mid 2019.
The world’s biggest lithium ion battery was installed in South Australia late in 2017. After the state suffered a blackout last September Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, offered to fix South Australia’s power problems by providing the world’s largest lithium ion battery within a 100 day deadline stating that if they failed to meet the deadline the system would be provided for free.
South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill said “It provides stabilisation services, which is short bursts of energy for the purposes of providing frequency control.” He added “The second thing it does is potentially provide an extra burst of energy to deal with reserve shortfalls.”
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