South Australia’s state government has launched an AUD50 million fund for new energy storage projects in the region. This fund will be used to accelerate investment in grid-scale energy storage, needed to address intermittency in the South Australian electricity system.
Zinc-based batteries— and their potential role in energy storage system applications— were in the spotlight at an international workshop in New York City hosted by the National Alliance for Transportation Batteries, NAATBatt.
A 25MW/50MWh Tesla lithium-ion battery pack has entered service at the 60MW Gannawarra solar PV farm to create the first integrated solar and storage project in the state of Victoria, and the largest in Australia.
Japanese electrical manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric has received an order from the Chiyoda Corporation to provide its BLEnDer RE energy management system to monitor and control a 240 megawatt/720 megawatt-hour lithium-ion battery system at Kita-Toyotomi Substation in Teshio, Hokkaido.