Hybrid technologiesProject Coober Pedy Renewable Diesel Hybrid
This report provides an overview of the performance of the Project during its second year of commercial operations.
Electricity demand in Coober Pedy averages 1.4MW and reached as high as 3.1MW in 2011.
EDL owned and operated the existing Coober Pedy diesel-fired power station that supplied 100% of the town’s electricity.
In 2013, EDL began investigating the potential to integrate renewable energy into the existing power station to reduce diesel consumption in Coober Pedy. EDL submitted an Expression of Interest to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) IRAR program in November 2013, which ultimately led to the execution of a funding agreement with ARENA in July 2014.
Construction of the Project commenced in September 2016 and commercial operations commenced on 1 July 2017. The Project has now completed its second year of operation.
The completed project configuration comprises:
- two 2.05MW Senvion MM92 wind turbines
- 1MW solar (First Solar 107.5Wp Series 4TM, with SMA SC1000XP inverter housed in Sunny Central MVPS)
- 1.5 MW/ 0.49 MWh BESS (Toshiba SCiB)
- two 850kVA Diesel UPS (Hitzinger/Cummins KTA38)
- 3000kW dynamic resistor
- Advanced Hybrid Off-grid Control System
- associated auxiliary and ancillary equipment operating in conjunction with pre-existing diesel- powered power station (eight 518kWe Deutz TBD6 V12)