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Supercharger - Berry, NSW

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by rohan3au, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. stphw

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    Great to hear Chuq. I was stopped waiting to turn in and was nearly rear ended. Travelling south, there's a bend and hill just before the entrance so cars can't see you waiting to turn in. It's also only single lane at present.
     
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    At the time of the supercharger announcement there was a lot of talk about funding/support from NSW Transport, sparking (quite valid) concerns that the government shouldn't be subsidising private infrastructure. This should ease those concerns a bit.

    Given Silos support for a number of EV facilities over the years, I wouldn't be surprised to see NRMA wanting to put one of their DC fast chargers here as well.
     
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    I hope not - I’d rather see the NRMA charger in another location so that we have more options
     
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    I was thinking the same thing, although I suppose that's only a benefit for Tesla owners.
     
  5. Chuq

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    Certainly a good reason I hadn't considered!

    I was thinking more along the lines of having found a "supporter" - lock them in! Only having to convince one site host, only dealing with one organisation regarding anti-ICE-ing education etc., only upgrade the power supply in one location (sure, to a higher capacity, but it only has to happen once).
     
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    Anyone know when exactly the Superchargers will be available?
     
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    I'm guessing if anyone knew they would have already said something in this thread.
     
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    SC openings are still a big deal in Australia - Tesla AU will (I presume) continue to send out emails when one is complete, just like the last time with the Narooma Plaza SC opening.
     
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    I visited again today - no sign of any supercharger work to date. The work on the electrical poles near the main road seems complete though not sure if new substation is there. Work on upgrading the road from Berry to Bomaderry is suppose to start now as well. Berry to Bomaderry - Princes Highway upgrade
     
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    i stopped by the silos estate on friday and had a good chat to the lovely owner about the progress. Simply put due to the freeway works it has been delayed and the infrastructure plans had to be re drafted. Essentially the whole process has been reset but it is on track for completion late this year.
     
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    Had a good chat this afternoon with Raj, owner of Silos. The sub-station for the super chargers has arrived in Australia. Very good news

    There continues to be local arguments on high voltage equipment placement but Raj is optimistic about year end commissioning of the Berry Super Charger
     
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    Any update on this?
     
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    Latest is there’s a few dependencies like the transformer requiring an upgrade and the freeway out the front is being upgraded to allow increased traffic, taking longer than expected.
     
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    Looks like the freeway upgrade directly in front of Silos is getting there though the surrounding sections are just getting started. Still no sign of substation or supercharger work.
     

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    The NRMA charger at Berry has been running for a few weeks at least.
     
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    Coming up to 2 months since last update, any locals got eyes on latest happenings? (I have relos down that way so am keen to see it happening!! :)
     
  18. Chuq

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    I check the council DAs every few weeks, haven't seen anything - but many other SCs have appeared without a DA, so it might not necessarily need one. Nothing beats an on-site check!
     
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    The roadworks seem a bit more involved than I assumed though it matches up with the plans you put up Chuq a while ago. Looks like they're at least weeks away from completion. The new substation should be going near the new poles on the right in the pic.
     

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