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August 28, 2021

Western Australia Hybrid Microgrid Project, Australia

By Carmen

The Western Australia Hybrid Microgrid Project is a smart grid project located in Western Australia, Australia. The project was commissioned in 2020.

Description

The Western Australia Hybrid Microgrid Project was completed using smart grid as the technology category. It is a microgrid, renewable integration project with a rated capacity of 56MW. It is implemented in the mine.

The smart grid project is developed by EDL Group Operations PTY.

The Western Australia Hybrid Microgrid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– Battery Energy Storage System
– Gas Power Supply
– Solar Power Supply
– Wind Power Supply

Western Australia Hybrid Microgrid Project development status

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The commissioning of Western Australia Hybrid Microgrid Project was completed in 2020.

Contractors involved

EDL Group Operations PTY will construct and complete the Western Australia Hybrid Microgrid Project.

Additional information

– A groundbreaking 56-MW solar, wind and battery project built to power a gold mine in remote Western Australia has been completed, marking the largest hybrid microgrid of its kind in Australia and the first in the country to use wind-generated electricity to power a mine.
– The 18 MW of wind power, the ARENA-backed microgrid has a 4-MW solar farm, a 13-MW/4-MWh battery storage system and an off-grid 21-MW gas/diesel engine power plant, all controlled by an advanced microgrid system.

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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