Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
After a successful two years of playing a critical role in maintaining grid security, the world’s largest battery is set to receive a significant upgrade to further benefit the grid in South Australia.
On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $8 million in funding to Neoen Australia (Neoen) for a 50 MW / 64.5 MWh expansion of the Tesla-built Hornsdale Power Reserve battery located in Jamestown, South Australia.
The $71 million project will see the current 100 MW / 129 MWh battery expanded to demonstrate the ability for grid-scale batteries to provide inertia services and fast frequency responses to the grid.
In what would be a first for the National Electricity Market, the project will provide an evidence base