Australian power solutions provider MPower is to deliver a grid-connected utility scale energy storage facility in Queensland, Australia.
The $2m project will be the country’s biggest energy storage system connected to a solar PV plant, currently under construction. It will store generated electrical energy during periods of excess capacity and release it during periods of peak demand.
The energy storage system will feature 800kWh of lithium-ion battery storage. The company did not reveal the exact location of the facility, but it is likely to be deployed at the 3.275MW solar PV construction site at the University of Queensland campus’ at Gatton, near Brisbane.
“What is unique in the MPower solution is the scale, flexibility and capability being built into the management and control systems. It allows programmability to cater for a wide variety of scenarios,” said Anthony Csillag, managing director of MPower Projects.
The system is also designed to facilitate demand management.
In the past, MPower specialised in off-grid projects. This is the first grid-connected storage project for the company, which is fully owned by Sydney-based energy investment group Tag Pacific.