Australian company AGL Energy Ltd. is planning a 500 MW Li-ion battery to replace the 50-year-old Liddell coal-fired power station in New South Wales. This installation again is an example of how large scale battery installations together with renewable energy sources like wind and solar replace fossil electricity. The stationary storage installations will drive the demand for lithium-ion batteries and new battery cell production sites.
Australia together with Tesla pioneered a plant in Hornsdale in 2017. The positive experience was certainly a reason to continue with the large scale battery installations. The idea was to balance the outages of the coal-fired power stations with battery storage. Stability was ensured due to a lag of only around 140 milliseconds.
The Liddel power station site by AGL will have an initial battery installation of 150 MW, with the vision to expand to 500 MW after approval from NSW government.