Hardwicks Meat Works Microgrid

Scope of works

Design and construction of a 2.5MW solar PV system (incorporating both fixed and PEG racking systems), 2MW of battery storage and integration with on site SCADA, remote energy management system and LGC revenue grade metering.

Results

  • Largest Industrial Microgrid in Australia.
  • One of the largest battery storage systems in Australia - 2MW.
  • Australian first Microgrid controller with Storm Hardening Mode - protecting client assets.
  • Experimental investigation into grazing management and pasture monitoring in a dual land use with grazing stock.

Fast Facts

  • System size 2.5MW solar
    2MW battery storage
  • Yearly energy usage 3,496 MWh 3,496 MWh
  • Energy Savings $320k annually
  • Racking Fixed & PEG system