Hybrid technologiesProject Alinta Fortescue Solar Gas Hybrid Project
This report describes the challenges, issues and lessons learnt for the project during the commissioning and testing phase.
Alinta has constructed a 60MW AC Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power station with interconnecting infrastructure in the Pilbara to supply electricity to Fortescue Metal Group’s (Fortescue) Chichester Hub mining operations. Fortescue is Alinta’s second customer on its Pilbara inland power system, the first being Roy Hill’s Iron Ore mine. The Project is the first example of large-scale renewables in both low inertia grids and remote mining operations in Australia.