Tesla wins agreement for Victorian Big Battery (VBB), 350MW in dimension


Posted by Jason Cartwright

February 25, 2021

As component of Victoria’s passions to get to 50% renewable resource by 2030, the state is buying tidying up the grid. The most current statement from Neoen Australia, validates Tesla as the effective prospect to provide the large battery.

Tesla remains to succeed in Australia, figuring in in numerous renewable resource jobs, throughout a variety of states, after notoriously going into Australia with the Big Battery in South Australia.

Neoen is a France-based power business that has as well as runs solar as well as wind ranches in 13 nations on 4 continents.

“We are delighted to announce that the Victorian Big Battery has reached this important financial milestone.

I would like to thank the CEFC for their renewed trust and commitment towards supporting innovative storage solutions.

We are on track to deliver this project before the next Australian summer and are looking forward to playing our part in helping Victoria reach its ambitious target of 50% renewable energy by 2030.”

Neoen Australia handling supervisor Louis de Sambucy

The 350MW / 450MWh utility-scale battery storage space will certainly acquire financing from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to the song of $160 million. This will certainly giving an important increase to the state’s grid protection while driving down power rates as well as sustaining even more renewable resource.

The job will certainly take advantage of Tesla MegaPack, together with their Autobidder software application to market power right into the grid. Autobidder is just one of Tesla’s most underappreciated items from the business.

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Autobidder permits firms like Neoen to autonomously generate income from battery properties. Autobidder is a real-time trading as well as control system that makes it possible for the saved power in the Tesla MegaPacks to be offered right into the marketplace. This takes place at a portion of the rate (as well as expense) of conventional gas peaker plants that were established to boost the feedback times of the also slower coal-fired nuclear power plant. Tesla also recommendations the success of the Hornsdale Power Reserve, on their Autobidder web page.

Neoen approximates that the job will certainly produce greater than 80 work throughout building as well as 6 full-time.

“Energy storage supports cost effective, reliable, clean electricity and is a key component of Australia’s transition to a low emissions economy. This project is a world-class example of how utility scale batteries can help electricity networks support a higher penetration of renewable energy.

The VBB will improve grid security by providing extra capacity during the peak summer months. It will also contribute to the dispatchable resources needed to underpin the increasing share of renewable energy that will make up Australia’s future energy mix.”

CEFC Chief Executive Officer Ian Learmonth

 It is anticipated to be functional for the 2021-22 summer season.