Australia plans to strengthen its power grid with another giant battery

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Cars arrive to Tesla Powerpack Launch Event at Hornsdale Wind Farm on September 29th, 2017, in Adelaide, Australia. The Hornsdale battery was the largest in the world when it came online in 2017. | Photo by Mark Brake / Getty Images

A battery covering an area the size of a football stadium is planned to come online next year in Victoria, Australia. French renewable energy company Neoen announced yesterday that it received a contract to build the 300MW battery, which would become one of the largest in the world.

The battery is supposed to stabilize Victoria’s grid and prevent some of the blackouts that have beleaguered the state in recent summers. It also supports Victoria’s renewable energy goals and helps move Australia away from coal, which is still the country’s primary source of energy.

“Victoria is taking a decisive step away from coal-fired power and embracing new technologies that will unlock more…

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