Tesla Megapacks to Power Edify Energy Storage Projects in Australia

Edify, an Australian solar and battery energy storage developer, on Monday announced three new energy storage facilities in New South Wales, Australia, powered by Tesla’s Megapack batteries — reports Renewables Now.

The Megapack is a commercial-grade energy storage solution from Tesla that is typically deployed to solar farmsenergy storage sites, and other large-scale electricity projects.

Edify’s planned energy storage facilities will be located in Riverina and Darlington Point in New South Wales’ Murrumbidgee Shire, with a total capacity of 150 MW/300 MWh.

The 60 MW/120 MWh Riverina Energy Storage System 1, the 65 MW/130 MWh Riverina Energy Storage System 2, and the 25 MW/50 MWh Darlington Point Energy Storage System will operate as three independent but co-located projects, feeding electricity into NSW electric operator Transgrid’s substation at Darlington Point.

The energy storage projects will be deployed under an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with Tesla Motors Australia, U.S.-based Tesla Inc.’s Australian subsidiary. Edify said each of the projects will be equipped with “advanced inverter technology.”

Edify has a long-term service agreement for the offtake of the project’s first portion with Shell Energy, which is why the company was able to secure a long-term retail contract with the state government.

Tesla Megapacks at the facilities will be used to store energy and supply dispatchable power to schools, hospitals, and government buildings across New South Wales.

Several other battery-backed energy storage projects in Australia are equipped with Tesla Megapacks, including “Big Battery” in Victoria and a 40-Megapack facility in Queensland.

Last week, global clean energy enterprise TagEnergy started construction on a Tesla Megapack-powered 49.5 MW/99 MWh standalone energy storage facility near Luton in the United Kingdom.