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August 28, 2021

Queensland Microgrid Project, Australia

By Carmen

The Queensland Microgrid Project is a smart grid project being developed in Queensland, Australia. It is a microgrid renewable integration project.

Description

The Queensland Microgrid Project is currently under construction and will use smart grid technology. The project has a rated capacity of 33MW.

The smart grid project is owned by City of Gold Coast.

The Queensland Microgrid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– 4.5-5MW/5-10MWh Energy Battery Storage System
– Solar Power Supply

Additional information

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– A 33MW solar and battery project is set to go ahead in a flood-prone area in urban coastal south-east Queensland after the Gold Coast City council.
– RenewEconomy that its size had been pared back over the course of three years for a number of reasons, including concerns around visual amenity, with all parties settling on 33MW of PV and a battery energy storage system of between 4.5-5MW/5-10MWh.
– The solar farm is proposed for a footprint of 37.4 hectares at Gilberton, east of Yatala.

About Ameresco

Ameresco Inc (Ameresco) is a provider of comprehensive renewable energy services. The company is a cleantech integrator, and renewable asset developer, owner and operator. It offers energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions. The company also develops, constructs and operates renewable energy plants. Ameresco sells electricity, processed landfill gas, heat or cooling produced by its small-scale plants from renewable energy sources. It also provides consulting services, enterprise energy management services, and sale of solar PV energy products and systems. The company serves federal, housing authorities, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, and commercial and industrial customers in North America and Europe. Ameresco is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, the US.

Methodology

All publicly-announced smart grid projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is 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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