Saft’s first energy storage project in Australia has been commissioned as part of the grid utility support system units to support single wire earth return networks. Ergon Energy Network ordered the energy storage units as a cost-effective alternative to traditional augmentation on single wire earth return networks.
In addition, a new 15 MW generator and power control house was installed. The project cost approximately $81 million.
Rooftop solar panels and home battery systems could play a significant role in balancing the nation’s electric grid, but federal regulators need to adopt policies to help make that happen, according to a clean energy group’s recent report.