none

CLEAN ENERGY COMPANY SECURES BATTERY SYSTEM FUNDING

22-02-2018
by 
in 

Carnegie Clean Energy has received a grant of AU$3 million from the government of South Australia to build a 2MW battery system near Adelaide.

The 2MW/500kWh storage project will be installed on the site of the former General Motors Holden manufacturing facility in Elizabeth.

The grant was awarded from the Renewable Technology Fund, part of the South Australian government’s Energy Plan. Work will start immediately on the design and grid connection for the battery system due to be completed in December.

The facility will offer improvements upon traditional diesel-run gas turbines for grid support, thereby generating significant savings in standby fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, maintenance costs, noise pollution and faster response times.

Carnegie said it is working with the new owner of the site to develop a rooftop solar system with an initial capacity of 3MW with potential for expansion to 10-15MW if deployed across the site’s available roof space.

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said: “This solar and battery project by Carnegie is part of a wave of new investment in South Australia we have leveraged through the AU$150 million renewable technology fund announced as part of our energy plan.

“This project is symbolic of the broader transition we are seeing in our economy away from traditional manufacturing towards high-tech industries creating jobs of the future for South Australians.”

Weatherill also stressed that South Australia is leading the world in renewable energy technologies, with multiple ongoing projects reinforcing their comittment to clean energy.

These projects include  the world's biggest battery at Jamestown, the world's biggest solar thermal plant at Port Augusta and the world's biggest Virtual Power Plant.

Related news & editorials

  1. 18.05.2018
    18.05.2018
    by      In
    The latest edition of the Methods technology and solutions e-zine from Mouser Electronics focuses on digital twinning, the latest concept for design and maintenance in Industry 4.0.
    Starting with a forward from digital twinning expert Dr Michael Grieves, Executive Director of the US Center for... Read More
  2. 17.05.2018
    17.05.2018
    by      In
    The Federal Government has released an expanded overview of its 12-year national research infrastructure investment plan, marking the “next step of the innovation and science agenda”.
    The plan, prepared jointly by Education and Industry departments, will “provide Australian researchers with access... Read More
  3. 17.05.2018
    17.05.2018
    by      In
    Victoria’s Marand has grown its customer base, securing a partnership with Rolls-Royce for construction of the MT30 gas turbine for the SEA 5000 Future Frigate project.
    Under the agreement, Marand will work with Rolls-Royce on design development, manufacture and integration of the specialised... Read More
  4. 17.05.2018
    17.05.2018
    by      In
    Pushed in part by rising energy prices, almost half of all Australian businesses are moving towards renewable energy generation, according to a new report by the Climate Council which details the increased speed of our business-led transition to renewables.
    This statistic includes those who are... Read More