Hybrid renewable plant meets 70% of Australian gold mine’s power demand

The project is regarded as ‘Australia’s largest hybrid microgrid’ and features a wind farm, a photovoltaic array, a battery system and a gas/diesel engine power plant

Energy producer EDL has completed a 56MW hybrid renewable-powered plant for Gold Fields’ Agnew Gold Mine in Western Australia.

The project comprises an 18MW wind farm, a 4MW photovoltaic array, a 13MW battery system and a 21MW gas/diesel engine power plant, which are all controlled by the 'Australia's largest hybrid microgrid'.

In favourable weather conditions, the project has delivered up to 70% of Agnew’s power requirements with renewable energy.

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