Carnegie Clean Energy’s Delamere Air Weapons Range microgrid project in the Northern Territory is nearing completion.
In a project update, the company said construction of the solar array is now complete and the battery energy storage system (BESS) has completed manufacture and factory acceptance testing.
The project has now entered its final phase, which involves installing the BESS containers, primary and standby diesel generators and solar invertors at site ahead of site acceptance testing and commissioning.
Carnegie’s 100 per cent owned subsidiary, Energy Made Clean (EMC), was awarded a contract to design, construct and install a microgrid system at the weapons range in a competitive tender process in 2017.
“The Delamere microgrid project is exactly the sort of complex, high value project EMC is uniquely positioned to deliver,” Carnegie managing director Dr Michael Ottaviano said.
“Increasingly, off-grid and fringe-of-grid customers are seeking a combination of cost effective, reliable and clean energy solutions that can now be achieved by these state of the art microgrids.
“Projects of this size, with a contract value of $3-4 million, have put EMC on track to record revenues in the current half of the 2018 financial year.”
This innovative solar, battery and diesel off-grid microgrid system will supply high penetration solar power to approximately 200kVA peak load and will deliver reliable, 24/7 power resulting in a 61 per cent diesel consumption saving over a diesel only system.
The project is on track for completion in the third quarter of 2018.