The University of Queensland (UQ) installed Queensland’s largest behind-the-meter battery in late 2019 – a 1.1MW/2.15MWh Tesla Powerpack system. The project team recently published a comprehensive report about the project and the battery’s performance during Q1 2020.
Prior to publication of the Full Report, I had shared some discussion from the report about the potential and value of batteries to provide ‘virtual cap contracts’ as a service on 11th May on WattClarity.
Following from the publication of the full report, the project team held a webinar to present and discuss the report in late May. A recording of the webinar is now available, and is linked here for your convenience:
With only limited time available during the webinar and dozens of questions submitted, we did not have time to answer them all. Given the level of interest in the battery, and because of the University’s focus on knowledge sharing, the project team subsequently compiled this exhaustive Q&A for the UQ’s Tesla battery project based on these questions.
UQ plans to produce a similar report on the battery’s performance on an annual basis, and to share key facts and learnings as they emerge along the way.
About our Guest Author
|Andrew heads corporate Energy & Sustainability at the University of Queensland (UQ) and is Project Director of the 64 megawatt Warwick Solar Farm.
He and his team are leading a world first initiative for UQ to become a 100% renewable ‘Gensumer’ – playing on both sides of the energy market as a large scale energy generator and large energy consumer, utilising energy storage and demand response to help deliver UQ’s operational energy needs in a flexible, sustainable, and lowest cost manner.
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