Sustainable Hybrid System ensures cost-effective power supply in Australia’s Northern Territory
Posted on 07 December 2020
Many aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory of Australia power their homes by electricity generated from diesel power plants. With the aim of reducing the dependence on diesel fuel and acquire the advantages of using renewable energy, Power and Water Corporation started a project located in small community of Daly River. The project expanded the power plant by implementing solar modules and a battery storage unit from the Rolls-Royce solution brand, mtu (former Qinous). The hybrid system project achieved a reliable 24/7 energy operation and currently reduces fuel consumption by 50 percent.
“This mix ensures a reliable, efficient and sustainable power supply for the community and surrounding settlements.”
“The battery storage system stores the excess energy from the photovoltaic system at peak times and thus ensures the optimal usability of the solar energy produced.”