Sydney, Australia, 31 October 2012 – Australian energy storage company Ecoult has been awarded the Hydro Tasmania contract to supply the largest battery based renewable energy storage system in Australia for the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP).

The 3 MW / 1.6 MWh UltraBattery storage system will complement other elements of Hydro Tasmania’s KIREIP, the aim of which is to significantly reduce King Island’s reliance on diesel fuel to supply the island’s energy needs. The storage system will have the capacity to power the entire island for up to 45 minutes.

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