Largest Tesla battery farm in southern hemisphere planned for Vic, AU

Moorabool, Victoria, Australia is where a huge new 300-megawatt Tesla battery installation is being built, online by November 2021.

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Published Sun, Nov 8 2020 9:32 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Dec 8 2020 5:16 PM CST

A huge new 300-megawatt Tesla battery installation is planned for November 2021 in Victoria Australia, with the State Government pushing towards renewable energy looking forward. The new 300-megawatt Tesla battery farm is twice the size of the one an hour drive from me here in South Australia at Hornsdale, SA.

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The new Tesla battery installation will be built by French renewable energy contractor Neoen SA, and will be built at the Moorabool electricity terminal near Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The 300-megawatt battery farm will be capable of powering 500,000 homes in Victoria for around 1 hour.

Neoen SA will pay the construction costs for the battery, coming it at around $61 million ($84 million AUD) which will include operation and maintenance of the 300-megawatt Tesla battery farm.

State Energy Minister Lily D'Ambrosio explains: "We know in the time of climate change, our summers are getting far hotter and much longer, so that means there is increased strain on our thermal generators. This is part of our plan to deliver security, reliability and affordable power".

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