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Victoria’s Big Battery

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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When the project was first announced last year, the Victorian Government claimed that it would help the state meet its renewable energy target of 50% by 2030. The Energy Minister, Lily D’Ambrosio said that the “humongous” battery was an important part of delivering on the state government’s plan to move to 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

This myth is widely held, that batteries like this one can store power when the sun shines and the wind blows, and release it when renewable generation is low.

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‘Bombs’ are designed to store and quickly release copious amounts of energy, so are the mega-batteries said to save wind and solar from their hopeless intermittency.

The notion is that giant lithium-ion batteries will quell the power delivery chaos that comes with attempting to rely wholly weather-dependent wind power and wholly sunshine-dependent solar power; thereby bringing stability and security to plenty a power grid teetering on the brink of collapse, all the consequence of our “inevitable transition” away from reliable and dependable power generation sources, like coal and gas.

But there’s nothing ‘stable and secure’ about lithium batteries.

As Samsung mobile phone owners are painfully aware, lithium batteries have a horrifying habit of spontaneous ignition. STT has fond memories of watching fellow airline passengers being berated for having a Samsung 7 in their pocket.

And there have been plenty of incidents where the lithium batteries in Tesla’s electric cars have…

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