An Australian-made energy storage system is now on site in Western Sydney.
Built for Transgrid by Magellan Power, the system is part of Transgrid’s i-Demand project; which also includes a 99kW solar power system.
Magellan’s Grid Power Support System utilises 400 kWh lithium polymer (LiMnNiCoO2) batteries and an advance bi-directional inverter.
Magellan says this is one of many large containerized energy storage systems the company has built for Australian utilities.
“Our vision and belief in Australian engineering, innovation and our hard work over the past 5 years in the field of grid support energy storage is bearing fruit and has placed us at the forefront of the Energy Storage revolution,” said Magellan’s Managing Director Masoud Abshar.
Magellan Power is based in Bibra Lake, Western Australia and has been providing DC and AC power systems and associated equipment to industry since 1992. The company was a semi-finalist in this year’s Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) business accelerator program.
TransGrid is the owner, operator and manager of the NSW high voltage network connecting generators, distributors and major end users in New South Wales and the ACT. Its network has 12,656 kilometres of high voltage transmission lines and underground cables, plus 91 substations.
The i-Demand project seeks to slash the carbon footprint of the Wallgrove regional centre, reduce peak demand and will serve as an educational/informational facility; plus act as a guide for future demand-side solutions.
Energy storage systems are a very hot topic at the moment, capturing the public’s attention much like the advent of affordable solar power systems a few years ago. Battery based energy storage systems, like solar panels, are also rapidly decreasing in price. Energy Matters recently announced the Australian launch of two residential energy storage systems – the Samsung SDI All In One and the AUO PowerLegato.