Nauru Solar Power Development Project - Battery Energy Storage System, Nauru
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Nauru Solar Power Development Project – Battery Energy Storage System, Nauru

By Carmen 03 Sep 2021

The Nauru Solar Power Development Project – Battery Energy Storage System is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in Nauru. The rated storage capacity of the project is 2,500kWh.

The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Nauru Solar Power Development Project – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Nauru Utilities. The project is owned by Nauru Utilities (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration and grid support services.

Contractors involved

Nauru Utilities is the owner. Nauru Utilities is the developer.

Additional information

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Nauru have signed a USD 22 million grant for the project. The system will have hybrid properties as it will be integrated with the existing diesel system to help optimize solar energy use, enable optimal battery energy storage system charging and discharging while allowing optimal shut-off of diesel engines.

About Nauru Utilities

Nauru Utility Corp (Nauru) is a producer and supplier of electricity and water. The company focuses on diesel fuel consumption, procurement process and project management for the improvement of key assets in power generation and water production. It also provides water trucks and power poles installation services. Nauru utilizes MAN diesel engines in providing power to customers across Nauru. The company’s Bauda Solar Farm, a Part of the Nauru Utilities Corporations produces renewable energy. Nauru is headquartered in Aiwo District, Nauru.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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