Green Mountain Energy has revealed it has built a monster-sized energy storage project in a small town in South Western Australia.
The energy storage battery project, which is now being developed by the Australian Energy Market Operator, was unveiled at the company’s Australian headquarters.
The project was first unveiled at a presentation in June in Melbourne by the company and its CEO, Andrew Fuchs.
In February, the company said the project would be able to store about 6,000 kilowatt hours of power, which would give it enough energy to power a town of 100,000 people for two days.
It is the first time the company has built the battery in a large Australian community.
The Energy Storage Power Station is an 18-metre long structure with four battery terminals, four kilometres of copper cables, and a 20-metres-long electric transmission line.
Mr Fuchs said the battery project was a way to deliver more renewable energy and to provide energy storage.
“We’re trying to create a network of power storage that will provide us with an alternative to fossil fuels, if that’s a good thing,” he said.
“You can create a storage system, a storage that’s safe, it’s reliable, and it can store power when it’s needed.”
I think we’ve found a solution that will work.
“Mr Fuch said the company was looking for investors to help fund the project.”
This is a project that’s really going to be a long-term one and we’re hoping that we can find some private investors who will support us in doing this project,” he told ABC Radio South West.
Mr Cramer said it was important for investors and communities to get involved.”
Investors need to understand that we have a problem in the energy sector in Australia, it has a serious impact on the lives of people who are living in the rural areas and the towns that are in the northern areas, that we’re not going to solve that problem overnight,” he added.
Mr Gannon said the investment would help to build the community.”
It’s the community’s responsibility to try and make sure that the community gets a good deal, and the community has the opportunity to try to develop the community,” he explained.”
There’s an investment of about $4 million, that’s coming from private investment.
“So, the community is going to have a say about the community investment and the development of this project.”
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