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Tesla’s Massive Batteries Save The Day In Australia After Major Coal Plant Shuts Down

A major coal plant shutdown unexpectedly and without a warning. But Tesla’s ion batteries were there to jump in and save the day. It was a race against the clock when the Tesla energy team compensated for the unexpected power trip of a major coal plant in Australia. The world record holding Tesla lithium-ion battery reacted in fractions of a second, getting online before the coal plant’s backup plant even completed its startup functions.

The Loy Yang Power Station tripped without any warning causing a sudden loss of 560 MW of power at almost 2 am on Thursday. But the 100 MW Tesla battery was easily able to pick up the slack quickly within seconds and resupplied the energy so quickly that even the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) failed to successfully record data from the power switch. The Tesla’s battery superhero antics pleased and surprised Australian government because the battery went above and beyond than what it was expected to do.

Some of the Tesla’s best work centers around creating a sustainable future and the products and vehicles coming out of the Tesla Labs have proven their efficiency and functionality. The recent Australia power grid mishap, for example, caused a major concern in most cases and a mass shortage across the region. The frustration with those shortages is exactly what brought Musk and Tesla to Australia in the first place. The lithium-ion battery was able to pick up the energy slack and supply energy to the entire grid without hesitation.

Read full article at Wonderful Engineering