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Supercharger - Clare SA

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Chuq, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Chuq

    Chuq Active Member

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    Surprise :)

    Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre
    8 Spring Gully Rd
    Clare SA 5453


    From the Clare & Gilbert Valley Councils's minutes of their 7 August 2017 meeting:

    https://www.claregilbertvalleys.sa.gov.au/contentFile.aspx?filename=7%20August%202017%20Special%20Budget%20Meeting.pdf

    I suspected it may have been destination chargers, but a search for the agenda of the same meeting shows the documentation from Tesla about the supercharger network that we have seen in previous council documents.

    No indication of how many stalls, but Keith is 4 so I expect this will be about the same. Plans don't show that much detail. Someone could possible decode the electrical plans on pages 125-126 of the agenda PDF above.

    It may not surprise people that Clare is between Adelaide and the Jamestown big battery site :)
     
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    Just emailed him :D
     
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    Less than 100km from Jamestown, SA and Hornsdale, SA. ;)
     
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    It's also only a ~25km detour if travelling between Adelaide and Port Augusta, and a similar detour on the way to Broken Hill
     
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    It is an interesting choice in that regard... Slightly more inconvenient for both, but more convenient that having it on the opposite main highway to the one you are travelling on. i expected the next site north of Adelaide to be on the Augusta Highway.

    Wow.. all that is needed is Keith, and this one, and you'll be able to drive from Bundaberg to Broken Hill, Woomera or Kimba purely via superchargers. (Assuming your vehicle can comfortably do 400km per hop. Admittedly the Broken Hill trip isn't the most direct route :) )
     
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    Clare is also 200km from Port Augusta which makes this a likely next convenient supercharger location especially if Port Augusta gets its solar thermal power plant.
     
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    I had a play with numbers a while ago, to see where I would put superchargers between Perth and Adelaide (using 160km-250km spacing)

    I had Clare as my last stop before Adelaide, specifically because it was a good compromise between the two main highways leading North.
    Also, good wine country... ;)

    btw great find, Chuq!

    Yeah Port Augusta would be next, it's the next convenient stop on the way North towards Coober Pedy, Alice Springs & Darwin and also opens up travel to the Eyre Peninsula and (eventually) the Nullarbor :D
     
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    And (even more eventually) Perth ! ! !
     
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    The more I look at this, the more it looks like a clever tactical location.

    Yes, it is +25km further than going directly up the A1 or A32... but let's assume that both Adelaide and Port Augusta will get a supercharger in the long run:

    - Someone driving from Adelaide can skip Clare and go to Port Augusta (direct route 307 km)

    - Someone driving from Keith towards Port Augusta can skip Adelaide and go to Clare - (Keith to Clare 332 km) and the entire Keith to Port Augusta route is only 5 km longer going through Clare than not. (523 km vs 518 km)

    - The Clare location enables access to Broken Hill (for most vehicles - the gap is 395 km). While they could have built something in Peterborough (for example), it would have been solely for Broken Hill and it would come at the expense of a site somewhere else.

    - I'll repeat and expand on what I said earlier, if this site becomes active after Keith and before Adelaide, compare:
    - 400 km from Keith - barely gets you to Crystal Brook or Jamestown
    - 400 km from Clare is huge - Kimba, Cowell, Woomera, Leigh Creek and Broken Hill
     
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    315kVA transformer is enough for 4 stalls but not for 6.

    having said that, standard sizes are 200kVA then 315kVA, so if it were to be 2 stalls, they'd also use a 315kVA sub.

    Assumption is that it's a dedicated sub for the supercharger.
     
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    Brain fart! Two stall supercharger could be supplied from a 200kVA sub. I forgot it's a shared load in that last sentence. Almost certainly 4 stalls.
     
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    #13 baillies, Sep 6, 2017
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    This is now on the Tesla supercharger map but the location looks like a placeholder that does not match the address above. 33°50'54.6"S 138°37'05.4"E

    Find Us | Tesla Australia

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    Picture of the Clare SC posted by OzWill on the Hornsdale thread!
     
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    I notice the location had also changed:

    Clare Valley Motel
    74A Main N Rd
    Clare SA 5453
     
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    And we're live!
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    I'm tempted to run up there tomorrow for the hell of it.
     
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    Oh gees.. I only just made a post on AEVA's FB saying they were all (Clare, Adelaide and Keith) under construction still :p
     
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    I was literally writing a blog post about the ones coming and had to revise to say Clare was now open lol.
     
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    Very last minute but If anyone's keen 2 do a Clare supercharger run today Sparky & I are heading off soon.
     
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