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Entertainment Australia: Teslas New Giant Battery is burning

00:10  31 july  2021
00:10  31 july  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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207 days after the beginning of the work and shortly before the final commissioning, the new Giantakku from Megapack modules from Tesla in the Australian state of Victoria has advised.

Riesen-Akku von Tesla in Südaustralien. © Hornsdale Power Reserve / Neoen Giant Battery of Tesla in South Australia.

Only last Wednesday, the energy company Neoen had the almost complete completion of their new battery system, the Victorian Big Battery, with 300 megawatts proclaimed capacity and 450 megawatt hours capacity. The should be able to supply half a million households completely with electricity for over an hour.

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Fire of fire Unclear

On Friday, one of the installed Tesla megapacks is then on fire - probably in the context of final tests. Meanwhile, two of the 13 tonnes are heavy, 15 meters long and three meters high as wide lithium-ion batteries. The fire brigade, however, is well positioned and does not matter that the fire - although in the middle of the grid is spreading. Lasting do not take place. The fire department wants to burn the megapacks controlled. Also cooling measures are not taken. The extension only unnecessarily the process, said a spokesman for the fire department in Australian television and appreciated the temporal effort for the surveillance of the fire to up to 24 hours.

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Firefighters battle big battery blaze

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The firefighter staff works with respiratory protection, the population of the environment was warned against toxic vapors, the premises of the Big Battery has been completely cleared. There should not be injured. Likewise, the incident should not have impaired the power supply in Victoria. The Victorian Big Battery was disconnected from the mains after the fire break out.

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Victorian Big Battery: Second cooperation project with Tesla

The energy company Neoen cooperates again for the Victorian Big Battery with Tesla. As early as 2017, the two companies had built up the Hornsdale Reserve in South Australia. This is also a megapack installation, which is significantly smaller than the Victorian Big Battery with an original capacity of 100 megawatts. The Hornsdale Reserve was long the most powerful battery system in the world and has been upgraded to just under 200 megawatts.

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