Edify picks Tesla Megapack batteries for 150-MW/300-MWh storage project

Australian solar and battery storage developer Edify Energy said today it will deploy Tesla Megapack technology for 150 MW/300 MWh of energy storage projects in New South Wales.

The Riverina and Darlington Point energy storage facilities will be installed under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) with Tesla Motors Australia, an Australian subsidiary of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA).

To be located in New South Wales’ Murrumbidgee Shire, the lithium-ion battery systems will make up three independent, but co-located, projects and feed electricity into Transgrid’s substation at Darlington Point. Namely, the projects are the 60-MW/120-MWh Riverina Energy Storage System 1, the 65-MW/130-MW Riverina Energy Storage System 2 and the 25-MW/50-MWh Darlington Point Energy Storage System.

Edify has in place a long-term service agreement for the offtake of the project's first portion with Shell Energy, which was key for the latter in securing a long-term retail contract with the state government. The battery will supply dispatchable power to schools, hospitals and government buildings across New South Wales.

The three projects will be equipped with “advanced inverter technology,” Edify Energy said.

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