Sun shines Garden Island naval base’s new energy
The Garden Island microgrid has started operations to produce clean renewable energy to HMAS Stirling.
Carnegie Clean Energy set up the GIMG at Australia’s largest naval base under an electricity supply agreement with the Department of Defence, and over the coming months will be working to optimise the system including ramping up capacity and system functionality.
The GIMG is a 2MW solar photovoltaic and 2MW/05MWh battery energy storage system with the capability to connect wave energy in the future.
The system is designed as a wave-integrated microgrid and the agreements with Defence include the ability to sell power produced from wave energy.
The project received approvals from Defence and Western Power in late June, and received support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
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