Territory Generation has been investigating energy storage technology solutions for some time, as part of its major projects to replace ageing machinery in Alice Springs in an effort to assist with generation stabilisation.
Alice Springs has a high penetration of solar energy which can result in a highly variable load profile. Solar generation peaks mid-afternoon, which does not necessarily coincide with peak demand. Solar energy is also intermittent, especially during cloud cover.
Vector's solution was to install a 5MW battery system, which is a leading edge containerised solution that will help territory generation deliver more reliable power on the Alice Springs electricity network.
Vector will be responsible for the design, engineering, construction, and installation of the system and its ongoing maintenance.