That is the purpose of Elon Musk and his team, as Tesla planned to build the world’s biggest battery storage plant in South Australia aiming at solving the state’s energy woes. Tesla have joined forces with French company Neoen and the SA State Government to build a 100 MW lithium-ion battery storage plant that will complement the state’s commitment to renewables. The battery plant will sit alongside Neoen’s 99 turbine Hornsdale wind farm and connect to SA’s AC transmission grid, serving a dual function of storing unconsumed renewable energy and releasing it back into the grid during times of peak demand. Such energy would be enough to power more than 30,000 homes, approximately equal to the amount of homes that lost power during the widespread power outage that occurred last year which affected almost the entire state.
The wind farm battery storage will increase reliability of the state’s energy supply, provide short-term relief during times of crisis
and put downward pressure on rising energy prices
Prysmian Australia embraced this challenge and took part to Tesla and Neoen innovative project, supplying their quality cabling to Hornsdale Wind Farm, through the company CPP (Consolidated Power Projects), which is the Electrical Balance of Plant contractor installing, testing and commissioning the 33-kV reticulation system.