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Not so easy to make a quick getaway when it takes 3 hours to juice up your motor, eh Brits?

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129MWh sounds big, but it's not, when daily usage in SA is around 34 GWh, a large chunk of which comes across interconnects from Queensland and New South Wales. In that environment, the useful output of Hornsdale is measured in seconds to single-digit minutes. It's currently used as little more than a very inefficient smoothing capacitor.

Most recent report on SA electricity for some of these figures:

https://aemo.com.au/-/media/Files/Electricity/NEM/Planning_and_Forecasting/SA_Advisory/2017/South-Australian-Electricity-Report-2017.pdf

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