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GE Renewable Energy To Integrate Energy Storage For The 200 MW Solar River Project

GE Renewable Energy To Integrate Energy Storage For The 200 MW Solar River Project


GE Renewable Energy To Integrate Energy Storage For The 200 MW Solar River Project – Sep – 19, 2019 Paris, France – (Techreleased) – The Solar River Project and GE Renewable Energy announce today that GE has been selected for the supply and integration of one of the largest grid-scale battery technology hybrid deployment to be […]

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Posted On September 19, 2019
GE 200 MW Solar River Project

GE Renewable Energy To Integrate Energy Storage For The 200 MW Solar River Project – Sep – 19, 2019 Paris, France – (Techreleased) – The Solar River Project and GE Renewable Energy announce today that GE has been selected for the supply and integration of one of the largest grid-scale battery technology hybrid deployment to be installed for the Solar River Project in South Australia. The energy storage system, called the Reservoir, will be coupled to a large 200 MW photovoltaic generation plant.

The Solar River Project CEO Mr Jason May said, “The award of the battery to General Electric is another major milestone for the project. General Electric is a world leader in renewable energy storage technology, and we are very excited to have them on board. General Electric brings a cutting-edge technology to South Australia, by delivering huge energy transfer capacity with an intelligent operating system”.

Solar River Project will see a 200-megawatt photovoltaic array, which includes more than 640,000 solar panels and the installation of GE’s 100-megawatt, 3 hours battery storage system, delivering almost 300 MWh storage capacity, which could transfer up to 400 megawatt hours of electricity per day, one of the largest batteries in the Southern Hemisphere. The Solar River Project, one of the world’s largest grid-scale hybrid renewable projects, will be located in South Australia’s Mid North, halfway between Burra and Morgan, and aims to supply enough affordable and reliable renewable energy to power 90,000 South Australian homes.

The South Australia Electricity Grid has one of the peakiest loads in the world, and the battery energy storage system can allow the plant to deliver firm generation and assist in smoothing peaks, contributing to a more stable network for years to come. The storage system is designed to capture the energy produced by the solar sources, for use in time of power demand, which can increase the availability of the plant and enable optimal use of the solar PVs.

The Solar River Project received Crown Development Approval in June last year, and Stage 1 of the project is intended to see the first electricity generated in early 2021.

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