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Australia’s energy regulator sues four wind farm operators over blackout

Severe weather conditions on 28th September 2016 led to around 850,000 customers in South Australia without access to electricity

Tesla’s battery down under successfully prevents outage

Tesla’s recently installed backup battery unit in South Australia has already prevented an outage by providing 100MW of power to the grid in just 140 milliseconds. It restored power following an outage caused by a failure at the coal-fired Loy Yang power plant in Victoria. The lithium-ion battery, said to be the world’s largest, draws […]

Tesla installs giant battery down under

Tesla has successfully installed the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australia, within its promised 100-day timeframe. The tech firm’s Chief Executive Elon Musk had said the battery storage would be free if it wasn’t delivered within this deadline. The battery, which will be switched on in the next few days, has a capacity of […]

Green light for largest solar thermal project in South Australia

  The South Australian Government has given the green light to build what is claimed will be the world’s largest solar thermal project. The 150MW Aurora Solar Energy Project, which will be built near the town of Port Augusta, will include energy storage technology with 1,100MWh of capacity. It has been contracted to supply all […]

Tesla to build ‘world’s largest’ battery in South Australia

Tesla has announced plans to install what it claims will be the world’s largest battery in South Australia. The company has been chosen to provide a 100MW Powerpack system to be paired with renewable energy provider Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown. The project will have a storage capacity of 129MWh – enough to light […]

South Australia to build giant battery storage unit and gas plant

The South Australian Government has unveiled plans to build a battery storage unit with a capacity of 100MW. It is expected to be Australia’s largest grid scale battery and is part of the state government’s A$550 million (£342m) energy plan. It is inviting interested national and international companies to build the system that will be […]

BP pulls out of South Australian offshore drilling plans

BP has decided not to go ahead with drilling explorations off the coast of South Australia. The decision to cancel operations in the Great Australian Bight (GAB) follows a strategy report earlier this year, which suggested the company would focus on opportunities likely to create value in the short to medium term. The firm says […]

Australian PM attacks renewables after blackout

South Australia is recovering after it suffered a blackout on Wednesday due to extreme weather. The entire state was left without power overnight as two tornados, thunderstorms and strong winds destroyed around 80,000 lighting strikes, 22 transmission towers and damaged power generation plants. According to the regional government, power has been restored in more than 90% […]