After a competitive selection process, Tesla was selected to supply the Genex power project in Queensland, Australia. The company will deliver 40 Tesla Megapacks to the 50 MW/100 MWh Bouldercombe Battery Project.
Genex has already secured the land and is waiting to confirm its grid connection to the Powerlink Queensland transmission network. In addition, Genex is currently in advanced negotiations for an off-take deal with a partner.
The company hopes to have all the arrangements and confirmations wrapped up by the first quarter of 2022 by the latest, and have the project complete in the first half of 2023.
The Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada is building and testing the Tesla Megapacks. They include a warranty for 20 years and are an all-in-one solution that Genex needed for this project.
This is the first standalone battery energy storage system by Genex. However, they are not new to the energy business.
Their latest project, a pumped hydro energy storage project in Kidston, reached financial close in May. The hydro plant is part of a more extensive network of renewables, with a 150 MW wind project and a 50 MW and a 270 MW solar project.