Australia will soon be home to another battery energy storage system (BESS) powered by Tesla Megapacks.
On Wednesday the government of Queensland announced state-owned utility provider CS Energy will use Tesla Megapacks for a AUD$150 million ($113M USD) project near the town of Chinchilla, about 300km west of Brisbane.
The BESS will provide 200 megawatt hours (MWh) of power and be part of the company’s energy hub at Kogan Creek Power Station, which ironically also features a 750MW black coal power plant fed by a neighbouring coal mine.
According to Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick, the Megapacks should be up and running by the end of 2023. (via Energy Storage News)
CS Energy is also building a green hydrogen demonstration plant that will be charged from a 2MW solar plant and 2MW/4MWh battery system.
Tesla Megapacks are a popular choice for utility providers in Australia.
Last week Edify Energy announced the industrial scale batteries will be used in three upcoming BESS project in New South Wales.
Genex power, also in Queensland, went with the Megapacks for their 50MW/100MWh Bouldercombe Battery Project last year.