The reports from down under are that not only is the much anticipated Tesla mega-battery opening well before the unheard of 100-day construction schedule Elon Musk set for it, but it’s even going to go to work one day before the official launch.
From ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
“South Australia’s giant Tesla battery has begun dispatching stored wind power into the electricity grid a day ahead of its scheduled switch-on.
Premier Jay Weatherill is visiting the battery site — alongside the Hornsdale windfarm near Jamestown in the state’s mid north — on Friday, to mark its official opening on the first day of summer.
But with temperatures across South Australia and Victoria hitting the mid 30s, and output from the state’s wind farms low, the battery was called upon early to help meet Thursday afternoon’s peak demand.
The battery dispatched a maximum of 59 megawatts of power.
The 100MW/129MWh battery is capable of powering about 30,000 homes for a little over an hour.”
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