Tesla Megapacks to Power Queensland Energy Storage Project
An Australian company has chosen Tesla for its energy storage needs, offering $150 million AUD ($113 million USD) to the U.S. company as detailed by the Queensland state government on Wednesday.
Queensland-run utility company CS Energy plans to build a Tesla Megapack energy storage system near its Kogan Creek coal power station, according to Reuters.
The Tesla Megapack would offer 100 megawatts of power and 200 MWh of power to the electrical grid, and could provide power on days that aren’t very sunny or windy.
In a statement, Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick said, “These Tesla Megapacks are expected to be in place and operating by the end of next year.”
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Near the Queensland Megapack will also be a clean energy hub including Japan’s IHI Corporation with its green hydrogen demonstration plant being constructed.
The site will also include a solar farm which will be used to run an electrolyzer to split water into clean hydrogen energy.
CS Energy’s Megapack station is set to begin construction in September near the hub, according to the company.
Other Tesla Megapack projects in Australia include a “Big Battery” with Neoen in Victoria, a Megapack project with Edify in New South Wales and another deal with Genex Power in Queensland for a Megapack station.