Coober Pedy relied mainly on diesel-fired generators to provide electricity. Energy Developments has built, owns and operates the Coober Pedy Renewable Hybrid Power Project.
This Project is an advanced approach to off-grid renew-ables. This project is the unique combination of 1MW solar, 4MW wind, a 1MW, 0.5MWh battery storage and inverter system as well as a range of proven enabling technologies to ensure reliability and power quality, integrated with Energy Developments’ existing 3.9MW diesel power station.
The project aims to provide Coober Pedy with the highest penetration of renewable energy globally at MW scale in a remote from the grid location with no reduction in reliability. The project is expected to reduce diesel usage by approximately 70% throughout a 20 year project life. Operations commenced in July 2017.