The Kalbarri Microgrid – Battery Energy Storage System is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in Kalbarri, Western Australia, Australia. The rated storage capacity of the project is 4,500kWh.

The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2021.


The Kalbarri Microgrid – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Carnegie Clean Energy. The project is owned by Western Power (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming, renewables energy time shift and demand management.

Contractors involved

Western Power is the owner. Carnegie Clean Energy is the developer.

Additional information

Carnegie Clean Energy has received a $6.8 million contract from Western Power, a Western Australian state government-owned energy supplier, to build a 5 MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) facility in Kalbarri, Western Australia (WA). The terms of the contract stipulate that Carnegie’s wholly-owned subsidiary Energy Made Clean and its JV partner Lendlease Services, will receive $6.8 million in order to build a sustainable energy storage system capable of generating 4.5 MWh of energy capacity and a minimum 2 MWh to be accessible at any time for reliability backup services. The BESS facility will operate in two distinctly different modes, dubbed “Island Mode” and “Grid Mode”.

About Carnegie Clean Energy

Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd (Carnegie Clean Energy), formerly Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd, is engaged in wave energy technology development. The company owns and develops CETO technology that utilizes energy from ocean waves and converts it into electricity. Its technology includes tank testing, rapid small scale and large commercial scale prototypes and arrays. Carnegie Clean Energy utilizes a machine learning wave predictor solution that combines within CETO’s advanced controller to estimate waves and improve power production. The company’s project portfolio includes Garden Island Microgrid, CETO Next Generation, Mauritian Wave and Microgrid and others. It has operational presence in the UK, Ireland and Chile. Carnegie Clean Energy is headquartered in North Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.


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