Hybrid technologiesProject Agnew Renewable Energy Microgrid
Report: Gold Fields Agnew Gold Mine Final (PDF 2MB)
This is the final knowledge sharing report for the Agnew Gold Mine Renewable Energy Microgrid Project.
The Agnew Renewable Energy Microgrid Project demonstrates a new type of hybrid microgrid at Gold Fields Australia’s Agnew gold mine in Western Australia. It is located in Leinster, Western Australia.
Agnew’s hybrid microgrid consists of an 18 MW wind farm with 5 wind turbines, a 10,710-panel, 4 MW solar farm, a 13 MW / 4 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) that underpins the security and reliability of the microgrid, and an 18 MW gas and diesel engine power station as back-up – all managed by an advanced control system. The security of the microgrid is further supported by predictive solar forecasting technology and demand-side load management.