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September 1, 2021

University of the Sunshine Coast – Thermal Energy Storage System, Australia

By Carmen

The University of the Sunshine Coast – Thermal Energy Storage System is a 7,000kW energy storage project located in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

The thermal energy storage project uses others as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2019.


The University of the Sunshine Coast – Thermal Energy Storage System was developed by Veolia Environnement.

The key applications of the project are electric bill management and electric energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Veolia Environnement has delivered the project.

Additional information

University of the Sunshine Coast is the owner and developer of the project. The three-storey, 7 MW water tank system has been designed and built by a team from the university, in partnership with energy and utility services company Veolia. The thermal energy storage system will use a large tank of water that is cooled using a “complex thermal process” by the output of 6,000 solar PV panels installed on USC’s Sippy Downs Campus.

About Veolia Environnement

Veolia Environnement SA (Veolia) is a provider of environmental management services. The company offers drinking water treatment and distribution, and wastewater treatment solutions; and waste collection, waste-to-energy processing, dismantling and hazardous waste processing. It offers comprehensive energy solutions in the entire conversion cycle, from purchasing energies entering an industrial site, to building new facilities or modernizing existing ones and selling the electricity produced on the market. Under the public, build, operate and transfer, and build, own, operate contracts, Veolia carries out its operations. It serves public authorities, local authorities, industrial and commercial service customers and individuals in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East and Oceania. Veolia is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.


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