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WA MICROGRID TO MARRY GAS, SOLAR AND STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES

17-02-2017
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The Western Australian town of Onslow is set to host the country’s largest distributed energy microgrid, combining gas-fired and solar generation with a utility scale battery storage system.

The town of Onslow is located close to Chevron’s Wheatstone Gas Project. The first stage of the microgrid project will leverage this proximity with the construction of a new 5.25MW gas-fired power plant.

The power plant will incorporate a state of the art 1MW/500kWh battery storage system to be supplied by Magellan Power. This energy storage system will optimise the efficiency of the power station and will be used as spinning reserve and will be available for black start applications.

“This will be Australia’s largest distributed energy microgrid, creating a new era of energy competition and efficiency for households and businesses,” said WA Energy Minister and Treasurer Mike Nahan, in a statement on the project.

Speaking for Magellan Power on the award of the contract to supply the utility scale battery storage system, Managing Director Masoud Abshar said: “This a great day for Australian manufacturing and knowhow as this project will showcase the high level of capability and professionalism of local technology based companies like Magellan.”

Magellan Power
08 9434 6621
magellanpower.com.au

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