Hornsdale battery complete

The first day of summer this Friday will mark the official power-up of the world’s largest lithium ion battery at Hornsdale, near Jamestown, which has now been completed.

The battery is currently in a testing  phase to ensure it meets Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and South Australian Government requirements.

The 100 megawatt/129 MWh Powerpack System – the largest lithium-ion battery storage project in the world – is connected to Neoen’s Hornsdale windfarm, with the State Government saying it will provide vital back-up energy in time for this summer.

Premier Jay Weatherill will join representatives from Neoen, Tesla and Consolidated Power Projects this Friday at the site to officially launch the battery.

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