ASX-listed renewables developer Genex Power has signed an innovative 20-year deal for Tesla Motors Australia to operate its A$55m–$60m (US$39m–$43m) merchant Bouldercombe Battery in Queensland, while parent Tesla will provide a corporate guarantee for a minimum base revenue for the first eight years.
US company Tesla has its sights set on central Queensland for an energy project and, in a first for Australia, will provide long-term financial support. Genex, the company behind the Bouldercombe battery project, says it also has contracts for Elon Musk’s Tesla to supply a large, 50-megawatt battery and will use their algorithm-powered bidding system to sell power.
Listed renewable and storage developer Genex has struck a “world first” revenue deal with Tesla for its Bouldercombe big battery in Queensland, which will feature Tesla Megapacks and Tesla’s Autobidder technology.
Genex Power (GNX) pens an offtake agreement with Tesla Motors Australia for the Bouldercombe Battery Project in central Queensland. Under the agreement, Tesla will operate the project using its algorithm-based bidding system, Autobidder, which is designed to maximise the project’s revenue.
After winning a competitive selection process, Tesla will supply 40 of its Megapack utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) to a project by Australian renewable energy developer Genex Power.