PWR Hybrid to deliver hybrid renewable microgrid at Australian potash project
Source: Twitter, @Vestas
Sulphate of potash (SOP) developer Australian Potash Ltd (ASX:APC) said today it has selected PWR Hybrid as the preferred bidder to build, own and operate a hybrid renewable microgrid at the Lake Wells sulphate of potash project (LSOP).
The companies will now complete a power purchase agreement (PPA).
The Lake Wells project in Western Australia's north-Eastern Goldfields will be home to a microgrid of about 35 MW that will combine a gas-fuelled power generator with photovoltaic (PV), wind and battery energy storage facilities.
The microgrid’s indicative installed capacity includes 4.5 MW of solar, 9 MW of wind, 9 MW of battery energy storage, 10.7 MW of gas and 2 MW of diesel. The engine will be picked based on its potential to use gas and hydrogen, including green hydrogen, according to the announcement.
The microgrid will be built in stages. The thermal component is expected to be ready in around 15 months of Australian Potash making a final investment decision.
The company says it is developing what will be Australia’s greenest SOP project as it is working to comply with global sustainable reporting regimes.