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ACT Labor pledges to build battery ‘bigger than Hornsdale’ in Canberra


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ACT Labor wants to establish one of the world’s largest battery systems in Canberra, announcing an election pledge on Wednesday to build a 250MW ‘Big Canberra Battery’, if it wins re-election in a few weeks time.

The plan, unveiled by ACT Labor leader Andrew Barr, would see a third big battery built in Canberra, with Barr boasting that the latest battery would be bigger than the largest currently in Australia, the Hornsdale Power Reserve – the so-called Tesla big battery – in South Australia.

“ACT Labor’s Big Canberra Battery will deliver at least 250MW of battery storage – ensuring lower electricity prices and a more stable and resilient power grid,” Barr said. He did not indicate how many hours of storage were…



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