Tesla saved the day in Australia after Loy Yang Power Station, a major coal plant, shut down unexpectedly without any warning. The ion batteries rose to the occasion by compensating for the energy deficiency. The batteries, created by Tesla, were capable of coming online within fractions of a second before the plant’s backup was able to complete its start-up functions.
The sudden shutdown resulted in the loss of 560MW of power at 2am on Thursday. However, the 100MW battery was able to respond right away and provided power so quick that even Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) was unable to record data from the power switch.
The company is working hard on creating a sustainable future and the product line from Tesla Labs have consistently proven their functionality and efficiency. The recent Australia power grid mishap is what brought Tesla to Australia in the first place. Now during this sudden shutdown, the batteries have proven their worth.
Elon Musk and his team had installed a 100-300 MW battery in South Australia this year. The battery was installed to cater to the Australia’s current power crisis. The battery was designed to provide power to 30,000 homes in Australia in case of a major electrical blackout. It was installed at the Neoen’s Hornsdale Windfarm, located north of Adelaide. The Tesla battery farm gathers masses of energy from the renewable energy and provides it to the grid when the usage is high.
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According to Tesla, “While others are just talking, we are delivering our energy plan, making South Australia more self-sufficient, and providing back up power and more affordable energy for South Australians this summer. The world’s largest lithium-ion battery will be an important part of our energy mix, and it sends the clearest message that South Australia will be a leading renewable energy with battery storage.”