World’s largest Solar+Storage Microgrid to power Gold mine in Australia

World’s largest solar+storage microgrid to power gold mine in Australia

Last week we posted about hybrid-diesel solution for DeGrussa mine located in north of Perth, Australia, now with improvements in battery world, solar battery hybrids are becoming more and more popular.
According to RenewableEnergyWorld news, Aggreko said it signed an agreement with Gold Fields Australia (Gold Fields) to design, build and operate a hybrid renewable-energy-plus-battery-storage system at the Granny Smith gold mine in Western Australia. The system, one of the world’s largest hybrid off-grid microgrids according to Aggreko, will comprise 8 MW of solar power generation capacity plus 2-MW/1-MWh battery system, integrated with 24.2 MW of existing natural-gas generation. Construction is expected to begin in May and be completed by year-end.

The solar, thermal and battery storage assets will be managed by Aggreko’s control software platform and the solar-plus-battery system is projected to reduce fuel consumption by 10-13 percent, said the company, and produce about 18 GWh of clean energy per year.

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Location: Granny Smith Gold Mine

Date: Feb 11, 2019 @ 10:23

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