In September, the Enwave Consortium were appointed by DevelopmentWA as the successful proponent to develop a renewable energy industrial microgrid within Transform Peel’s Peel Business Park, the first of its kind for an Australian industrial park.
The microgrid is an innovative and cost effective solution which provides a robust and scalable renewable energy supply that expands the current electrical capacity of the local grid, in line with load demand from the park. This solution also delivers a high content of renewable electricity at 30% less than regulated bundled tariffs which is expected to attract and accelerate the uptake by businesses and create development opportunities which will deliver much needed jobs to the region.
The microgrid consists of a 1 MW solar farm and a 2 MWh battery energy storage system. Additional electricity can be sourced from the Western Power grid as required.
The Shire of Murray will be one of the first users of the microgrid, through the establishment of the Agri-Innovation Precinct in stage one of the Peel Business Park development.
Bulk earthworks for the first stage of industrial development at Peel Business Park are now complete. The next phase of the project construction is now commencing with the award of the $13 million civil construction works contract to Peel-based contractor Wormall Civil who will be completing the subdivision works for Stage 1, road and services upgrades to Gull and Lakes Roads as well as improvements to outfall drainage for the Business Park.
Read more in the Ministerial Statement.