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August 26, 2021

Yorke Peninsula Minigrid Project, Australia

By Carmen

The Yorke Peninsula Minigrid Project is a smart grid project being developed in Wattle Point wind farm, South Australia, Australia. It is a microgrid renewable integration project.


The Yorke Peninsula Minigrid Project is currently under construction and will use smart grid technology. The project has a rated capacity of 30MW.

The $30m smart grid project is owned by Australian Renewable Energy Agency and ElectraNet Pty and is being installed by ABB .

The Yorke Peninsula Minigrid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– Battery Storage System
– Minigrid
– Wind Power Supply

Contractors involved

Australian Renewable Energy Agency and ElectraNet Pty have partnered with ABB to construct and complete the Yorke Peninsula Minigrid Project.

Additional information

ABB , ElectraNet and ARENA are coming together to deliver a microgrid and large scale battery storage solution to South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. – The commercial-deployment phase of the Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration (ESCRI) project will strengthen the Electranet transmission system in the area, and will deliver increased resilience in the event of interstate connector failure. – The 30 MW Powerstore battery will be integrated to the Dalrymple substation on the York Peninsula. Consolidated Power Projects is acting as EPC on the project. – SA grid operator ElectraNet will be project owner and AGL operator.

About ABB

ABB Ltd (ABB ) is a provider of digital technologies. The company offers products, systems, solutions and services in electrification products, motion and industrial automation. Its offerings harness power reliability, increase industrial productivity and enhance energy efficiency. ABB sells products through direct sales forces and third-party channel partners such as distributors, installers, wholesalers, machine builders and OEMs and system integrators. It provides digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems to customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure sectors in Asia, Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The company has manufacturing facilities in the US, China, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Italy, Canada, Sweden, Poland and India. ABB is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.


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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