Tesla Powerpack’s ground-breaking technology won two categories in the 60th Annual Good Design Awards held at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday night.
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Australia’s annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. It is recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program.
In September 2016, a once in 50-year storm damaged critical infrastructure in South Australia, causing a state-wide blackout. In response, Tesla deployed the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, the 100MW Hornsdale Power Reserve. This world-leading project was delivered in record time, providing grid stability and system security to all South Australians.
‘Strengthening the South Australian grid’
The aim of this project is to provide a world-leading battery storage facility to stabilise the South Australian electricity grid, facilitate integration of renewable energy in the State and assist in preventing load-shedding events.
Tesla Powerpack fast ramping capability means that it can dispatch large amounts of power quickly and reliably. This means it can support the South Australian electricity grid by providing frequency control and short-term network security services.
‘Dispatchable renewable power’
A portion of the battery will also be dedicated to trading on the electricity market. This capacity will be used to store power from the Hornsdale Wind Farm when demand is low and dispatch it when demand is high, reducing the need for expensive gas ‘peaking plants’ and placing downward pressure on power prices for South Australian consumers.
At 100MW/129MWh, the Hornsdale Power Reserve is the largest lithium-ion battery in the world. When dispatching at peak output, the battery provides enough electricity to power the equivalent of 30,000 homes.