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State Premier Jay Weatherill said a decision to deploy 50,000 Tesla Powerwall 2s and accompanying PV systems could create 500 jobs in South Australia. Image: Jay Weatherill Facebook page.

State Premier Jay Weatherill said a decision to deploy 50,000 Tesla Powerwall 2s and accompanying PV systems could create 500 jobs in South Australia. Image: Jay Weatherill Facebook page.

Energy storage in the state of South Australia has continued its prolific pace of development with the announcement of two new grid-scale projects and a sizeable commercial and industrial (C&I) installation.

In addition to the announcement of a 1350MWh pumped hydro energy storage plant, a 26MWh battery facility at a solar farm and a 4.2MWh battery system at a large produce market, this week state Premier Jay Weatherill claimed Tesla’s recently-awarded 675MWh virtual power plant project would create some 500 jobs for the region over four years.

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